June is here and along with that comes the beginning of summer! Time for backyard bashes, cookouts, and fun summer parties. Today, we have a simple and delicious recipe for Tasty Summer Pasta Salad. It is made up of some flavorful ingredients that any party-goer is sure to love! This recipe make a great addition to any summer potluck. Enjoy!
Summer Pasta Salad Ingredients:
- 8 ounces of salad macaroni or ditalini pasta
- 1 cup of small broccoli florets
- 1/2 cup of diced cucumber
- 1/2 cup of finely diced red pepper
- 1/2 cup of sliced black olives
- 1/4 cup of thinly sliced green onion
Summer Pasta Salad Dressing Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons of plain vinegar or white wine
- 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
Summer Pasta Salad Directions:
Follow the directions on the pasta box to cook the pasta. Add some salt to the pot as you cook the pasta. Right before the noodles finish cooking, add the broccoli florets to the pot. Let the broccoli cook for approximately 30 seconds and then drain the noodles and broccoli. Run cold water of the noodle and broccoli. In a large separate bowl mix together the mayo, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper. Then add in the pasta and broccoli and mix everything together. Then, add the pepper, cucumber, black olives, and onions. Give everything a toss together. Place a cover over the pasta salad and refrigerate it until it cools down. Then, you are ready to serve this Tasty Summer Pasta Salad!