Warm breezes of summer remind you of the food & fun of picnics, reunions, and potluck feasts! If you are looking for some exciting side dishes, try some of my favorite pasta & potato salad recipes. This collection features unique flavor spins on these beloved dishes. Everyone will be asking for your recipe!
Many delicious Asian-style dishes are easy to make and ready in about 30 minutes, like my yummy Asian Noodle Salad. It is loaded with tender soba noodles, pre-made broccoli slaw, crunchy peanuts and a spicy combination of Asian spices. Make it as a side or a quick main course.
If you love broccoli, wait until you try broccolini, a cross between broccoli and Chinese kale! It pairs well with pasta, cherry tomatoes, crunchy almonds, basil, and a zesty vinaigrette. This hearty salad is an ideal side or would make a quick lunch.
Bring the aloha spirit of the islands to your table with my delightful Hawaiian-inspired pasta salad! Blend pasta, tender-crisp veggies and sweet pineapple in a creamy, flavorful dressing. It is a perfect salad for picnics, potluck or as a quick side dish idea.
Utilizing store-bought cheese tortellini, vegetables and some basic pantry staples you can make this amazing dish in just a few minutes. For a more substantial dish, add quartered and grilled Italian sausage links. This antipasti style salad, is a substantial first course, or a great light lunch. This salad also works great on a Itilian buffet.
Whether you attend a potluck dinner, picnic, or backyard barbecue, there is a good chance that you will find potato salad on the buffet. Instead of a standard potato salad recipe, try this zesty version of Dill Pickle Potato Salad, featuring red skin potatoes marinated in a tart dill pickle brine and mixed with crunchy pickles, celery, and parsley in a savory mayonnaise dressing.
Make this Creamy Potato Salad with Bacon for as long as you can remember. Everyone will want your recipe for this delectable potato salad! Made with chunks of red potatoes, diced celery, and crispy diced bacon, and the creamy dressing is a mixture of mayonnaise, sour cream, white wine vinegar, and sweet tarragon. It is the perfect complement to any grilled meat dish.
Our Israeli potato salad combines tender red potatoes, peas, shredded carrots, diced boiled eggs, and Israeli-style pickles in a creamy spiced mayo dressing. A little dash of pickle juice gives the dressing the right zing. Sprinkle a bit of sweet paprika on top for color and added spice.
Not all potato salads require a creamy mayonnaise base. This grilled potato salad gets a depth of flavors from grilled potatoes mixed with green onions and crisp bacon. Dress it with a tasty vinaigrette of olive oil, vinegar, garlic, and spices to taste. It is a superb dish for barbecues or picnics.
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My food philosophy is simple; food should be a feast of all five senses. Meals should be based on simple, tasty and smart recipes that are easy to follow. Instead of serving processed junk, I prefer to use fresh & seasonal ingredients. I gravitate towards all cuisines that are BIG on flavor. By cooking at home, we can all eat healthier and save money.