Pasta salad is one of those dishes that are supposed to be infinitely flexible. It’s just cooked pasta, vegetables, and dressing. What could be easier? Well, nothing … which is precisely the problem. Pasta salads can be so easy, they’re uninspiring.
That’s the dilemma I faced when I sat down to come up with the second in my series of recipes for easily made breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner dishes that can be substituted for store-bought items typically loaded with added sugar. I knew I wanted to do a home-made pasta salad, but finding one that was both tempting and convenient seemed difficult.