Summer Pasta Salad

Simply Happenstance
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:00:59 +0000
Do you find, in the summer, that you cook less or look for easier recipes? I certainly do! Our days have been filled with outings, lots of outside time playing, and for us… packing up our mountain home in preparation for our upcoming move {not so fun!}.<br /><br />During the school year, I’m fairly good at sticking to a routine of eating dinner at a reasonable time so that I can get the kids in bed around 8 p.m. In the summertime, that’s not the case! Usually, I’m throwing dinner together on a whim… with little time to spare! This recipe for a chilled Summer Pasta Salad is perfect for nights like that!<br /><br />{This simple pasta dish has sentimental meaning to me, as well! My husby made this for me as a picnic lunch the day he proposed more than 12 years ago. We’ve been making it ever since!}<br /><br />You can honestly just grab whatever fresh seasonal veggies you have on hand and chop them up to add into this dish. Pre-cooked smoked turkey sausage, a can of kidney beans, and some cooked pasta make this a wholesome summer meal! <br /><br />  <br /><br />After combining all the ingredients and chilling for a short amount of time, you can top with your favorite dressing {ranch or italian are both delicious}! Even better… this dish can be stored in the refrigerator and served the next day for a quick leftover lunch! Enjoy! <br /><br />Prep time:  10 mins<br /><br />Cook time:  10 mins<br /><br />Total time:  20 mins<br /><br />Serves: 6-8<br /><br />Serving size: <br /><br />Calories: <br /><br />Fat: <br /><br /> <br /><br />The post Summer Pasta Salad appeared first on Simply Happenstance.
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