Light Vegetable Pasta Salad Recipe

Photo by Stephanie Yes, it is September and pasta salad is usually a summer cookout staple. In most of the country, it is still warm enough to need a simple pasta dish for football tailgates and a late summer get together. This pasta salad was born out of my love of pasta but my distaste of heavy creamy pasta salads.  A light balsamic vinaigrette replaces the normal mayonnaise based dressing. Colorful Veggies And Interesting Pasta Using an interesting pasta and colorful veggies can really make this dish pop, so consider using a tri color rotini or some of the new mini pastas out there.  The mini penne worked well, but I typically use a whole wheat pasta for added nutrition.  Toss with a sprinkling of feta throughout for an extra burst of flavor. To make a complete meal instead of … [Read more...]