Light and slightly tangy Creamy 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 few years ago, while visiting my aunt and uncle, we were 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.
If you love pasta salad for easy meals all year round, you’ll want to try this Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad and the Italian Artichoke and Tomato Pasta Salad after you’ve finished the last bite of this Creamy Pasta Salad. I have this Greek Pasta Salad and this Tuna Pasta Salad on my list to try soon too. You just can’t have too many great pasta salads at your fingertips, right?