I love pasta. It’s inexpensive, you can make a large amount to have leftovers for lunch and it’s always satisfying. But in the summertime I like to take it a little lighter. A little brighter. A little less….saucy. Pasta Salad.
We usually buy a spice packet from the grocery store to make our pasta salad dressing but last time we looked they didn’t have it. I thought ‘screw the packet, I can figure it out’. And so I did, and it was very similar to our wee packet-ed favorite.
The main flavors of the dressing are lemon and garlic. YUM. How could you go wrong with these flavors coming through?
Then I chopped up all the green stuff we had on hand. You could use pretty much any of your favorite veggies here. Carrot, cauliflower, radishes or zucchini would all work well.
Time for some color and protein! You could swap out your favorite bean for chic peas but I really love the texture and flavor of the good old garbanzo.
I hope you enjoy this Pasta Salad Recipe as much as we do!