how to make pasta salad?
Choose a salad that is super flavorful. We suggest tossing the greens in lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper for the ideal flavor punch. We do like to keep it simple with a spinach salad, but if you want to be more creative, toss the greens with onion and red pepper, oil and balsamic vinegar for the first few bites, and then a creamy mayonnaise for the rest of the salad, for a nice change. If you want to bring your leftovers along to a picnic or party, layout your pasta salad in a salad bowl and dress it up for a salad on its own. That way you can add or change ingredients to suit your tastes.
Cheesy Pasta Salad with Grilled Vegetables
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Two cups finely chopped roasted red peppers
Make 2 cups fresh spinach
2 cups finely chopped tomato
2 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 cup olive oil
1 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
fresh herbs: 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, 1 tablespoon fresh basil, 1 tablespoon fresh oregano
To make the salad:
Combine the breadcrumbs, cheese, roasted red peppers, spinach, tomato, garlic, olive oil, red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, and herbs in a large salad bowl and toss with your hands. Toss gently to mix in the basil, oregano, and lemon juice and then serve on a plate or in a large serving bowl.
Dinner With a Side of Cheese
This tomato sandwich with red onion, peppers, and feta cheese is a surprisingly tasty, simple, and cheesy dinner. Make the sandwich a day ahead of time and simply sandwich it with lettuce, tomato, and a side salad on your picnic dinner day.