Whole Wheat Pasta Salad

Hi ya’ll – It’s a 3 day weekend – yay!!!

So its labor day weekend and that means one last BBQ opportunity for most folks – So here is a good pasta salad to enjoy with loved ones to celebrate end of summer

What you will need – 

Pasta Salad Ingredients (adapted from Pinch of Yum)

1 box of whole wheat pasta – 375 g (any kind: rotini; farfalle; penne) – I used Rotini

1/2 cup sweet corn

1/2 red bell pepper

1/2 cucumber

1/2 cup vegetable medley

1 chorizo sausage

1/2 cup shrimp

3/4 cup of mozzarella cheese balls

1/4 red onion

1 roma tomato

1/4 cup jalapeno peppers (can sub with black olives)

1 tbsp water

Italian Herb Dressing Ingredients (adapted from Pinch of Yum)

3/4 cup vegetable oil (you can use olive oil or grapeseed oil)

2 tbsp water

2 tbsp white rice vinegar

2 tsp coconut sugar

1 tsp dry oregano

1 tsp dry sweet basil

1 tsp dry garlic

pinch of salt and black pepper to taste

  1. Bring water to a boil and add pasta (cook according to package direction)
  2. In the meantime, de-seed tomato & cucumber and cut into small cubes
  3. Cut up red bell pepper and slice red onions
  4. Cut sausage into bite pieces. Can leave shrimp as is or slice in half
  5. Heat pan with water, add sausage, shrimp, corn, veggie medley, and red pepper. Cook for 5 mins
  6. Once pasta is cooked, let it cool for 5-10 mins
  7. Add your sausage mix and combine  well
  8. Chill pasta in fridge till ready to eat
  9. Mix all Italian herb dressing ingredients in a small mason jar and shake
  10. Once pasta is chilled, add dressing and serve
  11. Bon appetite

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