I think this might be my favorite pasta salad I’ve ever made. Yeah, I’m totally stoked about it. And SO excited to share it with you guys today— and just in time for 4th of July weekend!
Because you totally need some form of pasta salad in your barbecue spread. You feel me?
Ok, so let’s start with the flavors. If you’re a cilantro fan, this salad is basically straight out of your dreams. I used almost an entire bunch of cilantro, along with some lime, garlic, and olive oil for the brightest, freshest dressing I could imagine. Literally cilantro heaven!
I tossed the tangy dressing with some brown rice pasta, fresh arugula, chickpeas, and crunchy asparagus— a little whole grain, a little protein, a little green. The balance of flavors was on POINT! Fresh and tangy and crunchy and tender— all good things when it comes to pasta salad. So, again, a must share for the few days before the 4th of July.
What are your plans for the big weekend?? We’re heading up to the lake with Nate’s family and I couldn’t be more excited about it!
There is something so special about weekends at the lake— maybe it’s how quiet and serene the mornings are, or how gorgeous the sun looks setting at night, or the late night campfires down by the water— it’s just, kind of, perfect.
We grew up with the Finger Lakes right down the road from us, so it’s no wonder it’s such a place of comfort. Oh, the memories!
Well, it’s been quite a busy week here in my end, so I’m going to keep it short and sweet before I start babbling on about a whole lot of nothing.
Hope y’all have the most wonderful, relaxing, family-filled weekend wherever you may be spending it!
Oh, and promise me some form of pasta salad is involved 😉