Memorial Day is coming up, and that means family barbecues and gatherings. So what do you take or prepare this year? This is usually a quandary for me so I spend hours looking through cooking magazines and recipes, hoping to find just the right dish. I’ve always been a big fan of pasta salad, but don’t like rich, creamy dressings, and haven’t found a vinaigrette based pasta salad dressing that I like. So I was delighted when I came across this recipe.
The combination of tomato sauce and salsa is unusual and really makes the dish. Full of wonderful, fresh veggies and herbs; this colorful salad can easily become a full meal salad with the addition of chicken, meat or cheese. It’s healthy, quick and easy to prepare, and absolutely delicious. What else could you ask for? So, take this salad to your next outdoor gathering, graduation or party, and be prepared for compliments and recipe requests!
Diff: Easy Prep: 20 min + Chilling Cook: 11 min Serves: 12
4 cups. uncooked spiral pasta (tricolor or reg)
1 jar (16 oz.) salsa (mild or medium)
1 can (15.5 oz) corn, drained or
2 cups frozen corn, thawed
1 ½ cups halved cherry tomatoes
1 medium red onion, chopped
1 can (8 oz.) no-salt-added tomato sauce
4 T. minced fresh parsley
1 T. red wine vinegar
Enjoy! Happy Memorial Day!