Searching for an easy pasta salad with Italian dressing just in time for summer? Look no further as I’m about to introduce you to a protein-rich pasta salad topped with my grandmother’s award-winning Italian dressing recipe (for real, Y’all, she won an award back in the day for this tangy sweetness, although I use apple cider vinegar in my version…).
What really makes this dish, in my opinion, is the dressing. It is a tastebud extravaganza that combines sweetness with tangy with loads of flavor. Fresh garlic mixed with honey, lemon and other healthy ingredients round out this easy dish.
The dressing recipe is a key component to this dish but since it is intense, I would recommend pouring half of the finished product on the pasta dish, stir, and taste. If you want more flavor, use a little more. I typically use 3/4 of the dressing recipe on the pasta (and save the rest as dip for warm bread with butter).
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