Pasta salad

We go through a lot of this in the summer. It’s so good, so quick, and so easy to change it up with whatever you have on hand. For this batch I used:

Boil the pasta and drain but do not rinse; you want all that starch to say on there so the dressing sticks to the pasta. Let the pasta cool a bit, then add everything but the cheese. Cover and put in the fridge till it’s cold, then add the cheese. I usually add more dressing at this point too because a lot of the first addition has absorbed, and I like a lot of dressing on it. Then just toss and serve!

To shake things up a bit you could add:

  • Feta cheese
  • Gorgonzola cheese
  • Chopped peppers
  • Lemon juice
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Olives

Go crazy with it! This travels really well, so it’s a no-brainer for taking to parties in the summer — just be sure to bring some extra dressing with you so you can add and toss just before serving.

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8 thoughts on “Pasta salad

  1. pepperjack cheese cubes and cubed salami are ALSO amazing. I know b/c I put it in there. YUM. YUM. YUM. And also OH so healthy.

    LOVE YOU OPK. LOL that abbreviation is FUNNY. πŸ˜›

    RIGHT?!? πŸ˜‰ Love you too!

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