With the arrival of summer barbecues and picnics, you might be scrambling to find the perfect dish to please your friends and family.
But if you are in search of a healthy yet hearty choice for a get-together, check out this three-part pasta salad recipe! Each dish incorporates a wide range of flavorful veggies, oils, and spices. Adults and kids alike will love these savory side dish recipes!
To learn how to make these delicious dishes, check out the ingredients and directions below. Then, click the play button to watch an instructional video that walks you through every step.
Which of these yummy options will you be trying out first? They each look so good that you may need to try all three!
1 oz. fresh basil, 1 clove minced garlic,
1⁄4cup olive oil, 1 tbsp. lemon juice, 1⁄4tsp. salt, 1⁄4tsp. ground black pepper, 1⁄8tsp. crushed red pepper flakes, 1 lb. bowtie pasta, 1⁄8cup thinly sliced red onion, 1 cup cherry tomatoes, 4 oz. mozzarella balls (strained), chopped salami
1⁄3tbsp. lemon juice, 1⁄3cup grated Parmesan cheese, 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard, 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, 1 clove garlic, 1⁄3cup mayonnaise, 3 cups chopped kale, 1 lb. bowtie pasta, 5 small radishes
1⁄3tbsp. lemon juice, 1⁄3cup mayonnaise, 1 celery rib, 1 medium sized tomato, 5 bacon strips, 1 lb. bowtie pasta
- Cook all 3 pounds of the bowtie pasta in boiling water for 12 to 15 minutes.
- Bowl 1: Add the fresh basil, minced garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper to a food processor, and blend thoroughly. Pour a pound of the cooked bowtie pasta into a large bowl. Mix in chopped red onions, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls, and salami. Pour basil dressing into the pasta and stir well.
- Bowl 2: Mix the lemon juice, Parmesan cheese, Dijon mustard, olive oil, crushed garlic, and mayonnaise using a whisk. Stir in kale, another pound of the bowtie pasta, and radish slices.
- Bowl 3: Mix the lemon juice, mayonnaise, celery, diced tomato, and cooked bacon. Stir in the final pound of bowtie pasta.
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