Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Pasta Salad Roundup

How will you be spending your Memorial Day Weekend, the unofficial kick-off to summer?

I'm so happy to have three days to relax and spend with my family while eating some good food, I'm sure. And since my sister is coming home for a few days my dad is going to make ribs - yum!!  The weekend will end with the local Memorial Day Parade in which my dad walks with the Veterans of Foreign Wars. I'm so proud of him, and all of our soldiers, for the sacrifices they have made and continue to make for our country. So while celebrating the summer, please don't forget the true meaning of the holiday. Remember to thank a Veteran!

I have been thinking about what I will make this weekend - I love trying new things when I have the time to experiment, and when my family will all be together to sample new recipes. Hopefully I'll have some good things to post about next week. In addition to some new things, I know I will make pasta salad at some point over the weekend.


Over the past few years I have made it several different ways, and thought I'd put them all in one place for you. I loved each and every one for different reasons, and am going to have a hard time deciding which one to make this weekend! Which one looks the best to you?

Meats, cheeses, and veggies tossed with a light oregano vinaigrette make this Antipasto Pasta Salad my favorite.



This Caprese Pasta Salad tastes like summer with fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella -



Grilling the veggies before tossing them with pasta and a simple vinaigrette gives this Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad so much flavor -



Bright and zesty with Mexican flavors, your guests will love this South of the Border Pasta Salad.




Looking for something totally different? Try this Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad.



Enjoy!

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