Pasta Salad with Roasted Tomatoes and Mozzarella

Trofie pasta is one of my newly discovered favorite pastas. It’s short and twisty and has a similar texture to gnocchi, but not quite as thick. Trofie is usually used in Italian cooking, especially with pesto, but I was in the mood for a Summer-like salad using cucumber, basil, fresh mozzarella, slow-roasted tomatoes, and of course,…

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Couscous Salad

Currants are at their peak season this time of year and I wanted to show off their bright, tangy flavor in a healthy new recipe. I also wanted a hearty salad to go along with my broiled lamb kabobs. I chose couscous because it’s so easy to make, (if you can boil water, then you…

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Lemon Pasta Salad

Weekend happiness brought to you by: lemon, cherry tomatoes, arugula, and fusilli pasta. We are planning to go on a long boat outing tomorrow, weather permitting, for my 30th birthday (yikes!). I was looking for something that can easily be made a day ahead of time and doesn’t need any reheating or final touches. This…

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Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

Though most people buy Caesar dressing in a bottle, homemade is incredibly easy and tastes far superior to store bought. This is a classic Caesar salad recipe with romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes, green onions, and shredded Parmesan cheese. Turning this dish into a pasta salad with all the same Caesar flavors gives it a heartiness…

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Vegan Bean Salad

This refreshing summer dish is the perfect complement to any grilled food. Just toss everything into a large bowl and you’re done! Bonus- this is gluten free and vegan. Add 1/2 a red pepper or some sliced tomato for some added color. Give the bowl a quick toss before serving if the dressing seeps to…

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