Make Your Own Pasta Salad Now… Here Are 4 Different Ways

Now that summer is here most people do not want to eat or make a heavy meal. Who really wants to get their kitchen super hot because they had to use the oven, so your best alternative is making a delicious salad.


I don’t know about you but having Chicken Caesar Salad everyday is not something I want to do, especially since it really does not fill me up. I’m always trying to find different ways to make a salad. These 4 different Pasta Salads are not only super different but leave me hungry.

These are also a great idea to bring to a family gathering. They are extremely easy to make and they are so different so there will be something for everyone’s taste buds.

Italian Pasta Salad
Servings: 6-8
Ingredients
:
Dressing

1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic salt
2 teaspoons dried minced onion
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated
1 teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon minced red bell pepper
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup olive oil
Salad
12 ounces rainbow rotini pasta
½ cup black olives
½ cup red bell pepper, diced
½ cup salami
½ cup broccoli
½ cup green bell pepper, diced
½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
½ cup mozzarella pearls

Procedure:
1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions.
2. Combine all dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk together.
3. In a large bowl, combine the salad ingredients, and add the dressing.
4. Toss gently to mix.
5. Serve & enjoy!

Taco Pasta Salad
Servings: 6-8

Ingredients:
Dressing
2 tablespoons jalapeño, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons taco seasoning
½ cup olive oil
Salad
12 ounces cavatappi
½ cup cooked ground beef, diced
½ cup red bell pepper
½ cup black beans
½ cup green bell pepper, diced
½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
½ cup corn
½ cup avocado, diced
Cilantro, to garnish

Procedure:
1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions.
2. Combine all dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk together.
3. In a large bowl, combine the salad ingredients, and add the dressing.
4. Toss gently to mix.
5. Serve & enjoy!

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