I came up with this garden-fresh pasta salad to showcase all the flavors of spring! This colorful side dish pairs perfectly with barbecued meats and burgers, so get ready to fire up your grill!
Earlier this week I joined the crew over at WCCB News Rising for my monthly cooking segment.
It just so happened to be National Picnic Day, so my recipe for this delicious pasta salad was perfect! Per the usual, I had Derek and Juliana make their own bowls of veggie-loaded goodness to showcase how easy (and customizable) this recipe is.
This dish utilizes a bunch of ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. SCORE!
If we listed a few items that aren’t in your pantry, make sure to swing by your local Earth Fare to pick them up! I recently learned that Derek hates mayonnaise, so I’m glad I had That’s Tasty’s Organic Purée’s to the rescue (which can be found at Earth Fare starting in May!).
WATCH US IN ACTION:
This cold pasta salad is a great option to bring to family gatherings, potlucks or your next cookout. It seriously goes well with just about anything, so make sure to whip up a batch the next time you’re going to host your family and friends. To grab the recipe from this video segment, check out my original blog post right here.
If you’d like to see more easy recipes from my cooking segments, click on one of our first two episodes below!
They’re all crazy-easy to make at home, so don’t fret if you’re not a home cook. My whole philosophy behind food is to inspire readers to cook with local, fresh produce and eat a more colorful plate. Cooking shouldn’t be complicated, it should be fun!
BEHIND THE SCENES MOMENT: Derek enjoyed his pasta salad creation so much, he made himself a massive plate before leaving the kitchen studio. Now if that doesn’t convince you that this dish is AHHH-MAZING, I’m not sure what will. It’s simply irresistible!
I’d like to give a special thank you to Earth Fare for sponsoring the groceries used in this segment. We love them so much, we’ve teamed up for several other recipe collaborations you might like: