Easy Pasta Salad

Survive Summer Chaos with this Easy Pasta Salad

Jun 14, 2023

Survive Summer Chaos - Easy Pasta Salad

Easy Pasta Salad

Hey there, fellow moms! Can we all agree that the start of summer brings a whole new level of chaos to our lives? From juggling kids' activities to planning vacations and everything in between, it feels like we've entered a whirlwind of madness.

But fear not! Today, I'm here to share a laugh and offer a solution in the form of an easy peasy pasta salad recipe. Let's dive into the chaos and conquer it with a fork in one hand and a smile on our faces!

School's out, and suddenly our little darlings transform into mini-tornadoes, leaving a trail of toys, half-eaten popsicles, and creative messes in their wake. And don't even get me started on the never-ending "I'm bored!" chorus. As moms, we're expected to keep the ship sailing smoothly while navigating through summer camps, playdates, and family obligations. Can we get a round of applause for our multitasking skills?

The Art of Pasta Salad:

Now, let's talk about the art of pasta salad—a dish that can rescue us from the chaotic grip of summer schedules. It's quick, versatile, and loved by kids and adults alike. The beauty of pasta salad lies in its simplicity and the endless possibilities for customization. So, let's set aside those elaborate recipes that require 20 different ingredients and embrace the easy breezy nature of this delightful dish.

Recipe: Easy Breezy Pasta Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 box of All Clean Food Rotini gluten-free pasta
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup black olives, sliced
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled (dairy-free or regular)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cooked pasta, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, black olives, feta cheese, and torn basil leaves.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  4. Pour the dressing over the pasta salad and toss gently to coat all the ingredients.
  5. Let the salad chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  6. Serve chilled and enjoy!

Dear moms, embrace the chaos, and conquer the summer schedule madness like the champions we are! And when things get overwhelming, remember that a delicious and easy pasta salad is just a whisk away from saving the day. Cheers to surviving the summer with our sense of humor intact and our bellies full of pasta goodness!

Love, Laura

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