Aug 05 2009
When people think of BBQ, they usually only think about the meat. But, there are always those side dishes that always gets neglected, and I’m here to give some attention to the one dish that I’ve always loved to make for BBQs and gatherings – pasta salad! The reason why I enjoy making this is because it’s easy, refreshing, and healthy! Daniel handles the manly part of the BBQ by grilling the meat, and I handle most of the side dishes. If you’ve been invited to a BBQ or any kind of summer party, I encourage you to put the effort out to make something to bring to the party. Don’t be lame and bring soda (that may be the last invite you get!). This post will show you how to make pasta salad, so you won’t have any excuses. Trust me, it’s really easy, that’s why I call it the Fool-Proof Italian Pasta Salad.
To reiterate how easy this was, I only had 2 pictures to show you. Yup, that’s all there is to it. Be creative with your ingredients – but also use some common sense. If you’re going to make an Asian Pasta Salad, you wouldn’t be putting in salami, but instead would choose typical stir-fry ingredients like snow peas and chicken. Now, the fun part is deciding on the dressing! If you are pressed for time, you can resort to the store-bought bottled dressings, like Italian or Caesar. For the more experienced, you can make your own dressing. Please click on the link below to see the full recipe. Good luck!
To view or print-out this recipe, click here: Italian Pasta Salad