Football watch parties will be here before we know it! Meaning,it’s time to start thinking about healthy treats you can bring to a tailgate that others will actually enjoy. You don’t need people giving you crap and rolling their eyes at you for bringing something healthy! Light pasta salad is one of the yummiest side dishes and a great alternative to other foods that are ahem, let’s just say… greasier! By the end of the celebrations, your friends will be thanking you for adding a little bit of health to an otherwise beer and greasy filled day! This pasta salad is perfect to bring to any tailgate, at least in my opinion. 😉
The beautiful pops of colors in this light pasta salad can brighten any boring, probably otherwise brown and white, plate. It also is super fresh and light. The trick is to use more veggies than pasta so you don’t carb load and hurt your entire efforts of bringing a healthier dish for your guests! Use a whole grain pasta – any type of noodle will work. I was feeling spirals this afternoon.
You can really make the pasta dish your own and don’t have to follow my recipe strictly, I encourage recipe testing. Choose your favorite veggies, cheese, dressing and pasta. Chop, stir, eat! How much simpler could you get?
Light Pasta Salad Ingredients:
Light Balsamic Dressing
Salt and Pepper
So how do you make it? Do you really need to ask? All you have to do is first cook the pasta, and then chop all the veggies. Stir all the cooked pasta, chopped veggies, and s/p, balsamic dressing, and garlic together and the product is ready!
What’s one of your favorite side dishes to bring to a tailgate?