Summer entertaining and pasta salads go hand in hand. While I still sometimes make that classic creamy pasta salad most of us grew up with, today, many of my pasta salads are more creative, healthy, made with whatever I happen to have on hand at the time and use a variety of dressings.
No matter what your favourite pasta salad is, one simple way to amp up the veggie power of your recipe is to swap regular pasta for Catelli Smart Veggie, a new delicious white pasta that is a high source of fibre and provides a ½ serving of vegetables per 85 grams. Made with 100% Canadian wheat and oat fibre with carrots and cauliflower and Non-GMO Project Verified, Catelli Smart Veggie is now available in macaroni, spaghetti and spaghettini at retailers across Canada.
If you are getting tired of your same ol’ pasta salad recipe, why not try one of these tested and true recipes from Catelli.ca and sneak in the extra goodness of carrots and cauliflower by using Catelli Smart Veggie pasta while you are at it. Although the tri-colour pasta used in these recipes is actually from the Catelli Bistro line, if you prefer a white pasta for your salad, swap out Bistro for Smart Veggie, a new delicious white pasta that is a high source of fibre and provides a ½ serving of vegetables per 85 grams.
- Pasta Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing
- Kale Caesar Pasta Salad
- Beef and Broccoli Pasta Salad
- Hawaiian Pasta Salad
- Sushi Pasta Salad with Pickled Ginger Dressing
The only limit to a great pasta salad recipe is your imagination, and I encourage all of you to share your favourite pasta salad recipes with me on social media using the #CatelliFamilies hashtag. Seeing your delicious combos inspires me to create more of my own for my family (and try yours too).
$$ Money-saving tip: Catelli coupons can frequently be found online (at webSaver.ca and on the Checkout 51 app for example). Search ‘Catelli coupons’, and you’ll almost always find a current one, making healthier eating even more affordable.
Disclosure: I am part of the #CatelliFamilies network and have been compensated for publishing this blog post.