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The Feed Zone Service Course: Amgen Tour stage 7

Editor’s Note: During the Amgen Tour of California, VeloNews.com will present The Feed Zone Service Course, the official daily race menu of Levi Leipheimer’s Omega Pharma-Quick Step team, courtesy of Dr. Allen Lim, chef Biju Thomas and Skratch Labs.

Stage 6 — Friday May 18

Breakfast Menu

Biju’s Oatmeal with Toasted Nut Mix
Beet Juice
Pasta and Eggs
Mixed Berries and Fruit with Yogurt
Soft Scrambled Eggs with Fresh Herbs

Ride Menu

Allen Lim’s Rice Cakes

Recovery Menu

Sweet Potato and Egg Burrito
Chicken Fried Rice

Dinner Menu

Carrot and Butternut Squash
Braised Beef and Vegetable Stew
Pasta Salad with Walnuts and Blue Cheese
Steamed Rice
Pasta with Olive Oil and Parmesan
Fresh Fruit and Yogurt with Toasted Nut Mix

Pasta Salad with Walnuts and Blue Cheese
TIME> 5–15 minutes

Start with chilled cooked pasta, and this salad can come together in under five minutes. It makes a great entrée with the addition of cooked meat or grilled vegetables.

2 tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons chopped
fresh parsley
1 tablespoon coarse-ground
prepared mustard
1 tablespoon crumbled
blue cheese
3 cups cooked fettucini
2 cups mixed baby greens
fresh lemon juice

Optional Additions
roasted chicken
grilled vegetables
fresh basil

In a large bowl, combine olive oil, walnuts, parsley, mustard, and blue cheese. Fold in chilled pasta, along with any optional ingredients.

Serve greens with pasta on top. Add lemon juice and salt to taste.

Toasting the walnuts makes this salad more flavorful and takes only a few extra minutes. You can do this in a small dry pan or in a 350-degree oven. Watch them closely so they do not burn!

PER SERVING> Energy 660 cal • Fat 28 g • Sodium 503 mg • Carbs 89 g • Fiber 6 g • Protein 20 g

This recipe used with permission from “The Feed Zone Cookbook”

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