Cheryl’s Kitchen: Crunchy Veggie Pasta Salad

I don’t typically think of making pasta salad in the winter, but I’ve been trying to eat a little healthier for the new year, and for some reason a crunchy, veggie pasta salad sounded really good.  Found everything I needed at Hy-Vee, and also picked up a loaf of their crusty fresh Italian bread from the bakery to go along with the salad.  Hy-Vee  has a handy app that makes shopping really easy.  Here’s a link! 

When I make pasta salad, I go with a basic recipe, but sometimes add in any veggies I have on hand.  So, to this recipe, I added some chopped carrots.  One more tip, I always add the juice of two fresh lemons to my dressing when I make it.  I gives the pasta salad a really zippy, fresh flavor.  I like to use bow-tie pasta because it seems to have a firmer texture.

-Cheryl Kaye

Click here for the pasta salad recipe I used. 

And here is the dressing recipe I used.  I add lots of extra minced garlic!  

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