Summer Pasta Salad

pasta salad

I love agood summer  pasta salad!

This is one of my most repinned recipes and I make it all the time!

Even the pickest seem to adore.

That being said I do not love pasta loaded in mayo or tons of dressing,

I like it to have flavor.

And the easier the better!!

This a super simple dish that you can use whatever you have on hand and whatever you prefer.

It’s light and loaded with veggies, perfect for a summer lunch or dinner.

You can add your favorite veggies, whatever your family enjoys.

This is what I had today and so here is how I made it today!!


Summer Pasta Salad

1 bag wacky mac (vegetable trio pasta or any pasta, I liked the look of the trio of colors) cook just shy of package directions

1/2 red onion diced fine

3 plum tomatoes, diced

1/2 c black olives, cut in half

1/2 cup frozen peas, toss in boiling water just as pasta is done

Cook pasta and peas, drain, rinse with cold water, add vegggies, whip up dressing


1 cup mayo

1-2 T red wine vinegar

1/4 cup parmesan cheese

1 t   21 seasoning salute (Trader Joe’s seasoning mix, my fav)

Mix all together and pour over pasta, mix well. Chill for a few hours or overnight.  Do not be concerened if it seems like there is more dressing, the pasta will soak it up and the longer it sits the better it tastes!!

ENJOY! Mama Bird

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