Light and slightly tangy pasta salad, with just enough creamy dressing to coat the noodles and vegetables, this is one heck of an awesome pasta salad. Perfect on its own for a light meal or as a side dish for all the summer potlucks and barbecues. This is better than any deli salad you can buy at the store!
A couple summers ago, I visited my aunt and uncle and was fortunate enough to arrive around dinnertime. (My aunt is a fabulous cook, so I tend to time it that way. You know, accidentally on purpose?) Her pasta salad was so simple and so delicious, I had to recreate it for my family as soon as I got back home. Thanks once again for the inspiration, Aunt Judy!
Cooking the broccoli just long enough to brighten the color and soften the crunch gives this salad a little something extra. I’ve been making this salad for a couple years now and it’s still a favorite. I made it again last weekend for the video and I’ve been very happily lunching on it all week.
Here are some more pasta salads you might like:
Pesto Pasta Salad by Center Cut Cook
Hawaiian Pasta Salad by Cook Crave Inspire
Greek Pasta Salad by Dinners Dishes and Desserts
Thai Chicken Pasta Salad by I Wash You Dry
Tuna Pasta Salad by Reluctant Entertainer
Antipasto Tortellini Salad by The Slow Roasted Italian