I can’t wait for summer. I need the heat. The fresh produce. The sunshine.
One of my favorite parts of summer is the amazing food. Barbequing in the back yard, eating tomatoes off the vine, and just tasting that fresh, light goodness that is summer food.
I just got back from a very cold trip in Europe, and came home to snow in Utah. And I was feeling a little blue about the weather. So I decided to do something about it, and pretend it is summer with a veggie packed, light and tasty, pasta salad.
This salad is loaded with all my favorite veggies, and topped with a really nice light lemon vinaigrette to keep it fresh. I don’t even love pasta salad, but I couldn’t get enough. It certainly hit the spot for me in my fake-summer eating quest.
When I made this, I started my pasta, and while it was boiling (takes about 9 minutes), I started washing and chopping veggies. This is a pasta salad, so really any veggies you have will do, but I loved this flavor combination. The sweet mini peppers added so much, and the radish gave it crunch and flavor. Trust me when I say it is a winning combo! At the end, I ground a little black pepper to put over the top because I love pepper! But that is optional.