Pasta Salad: Garden-To-Table Salad Series
Are you looking for a great pairing to go with grilled chicken or steak this barbecue season? You can’t go wrong with summer veggie pasta salad.
Get Creative with Your Pasta Salad
The best thing about this recipe is that it’s more of a guideline. Include the vegetables you like, omit or replace the ones you don’t. It will probably never be the same twice, but who cares? That’s part of what makes this pasta salad a great choice!
Boil a 12 oz. bag of pasta (bowtie or rotini are good options). Once the pasta is cooked to preference, rinse it thoroughly and set it aside to cool.
In the meantime, chop up your veggies. You need about 10 cups total. Roma tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, cucumber, zucchini and onions are all good choices – and they’re all vegetables you can easily grow in your garden! We have lots of blog posts about how to grow these vegetables and more, but regardless of what you’re growing, we recommend you use BigYellowBag Black Garden Soil.
Beautiful Soil for Beautiful Vegetables
The soil has light and fluffy properties that make it a fantastic growing medium. We take the finest locally sourced loams and composts, and blend them in a calibrated ratio specific to your area. Loam is a soil type comprised of sand, silt and clay in the right ratios so that there is a perfect balance of drainage and moisture retention. The soil is also packed with essential nutrients and organic matter that all plants needs to grow healthy and strong.
Once you’ve prepped your vegetables, combine them with the pasta and toss with just under a cup of dressing (you can make your own vinaigrette or buy a bottle from the store; we promise not to tell!). You can serve it immediately or refrigerate it for later.
So easy and so tasty! Be sure to give it a try; you’ll be glad you did!