|I love pasta salads of every kind, but here are ten of my favorites, perfect to take to a summer potluck.|
I'm old enough to be able to remember when pasta salad burst onto the U.S. culinary scene, and sadly I've come across some pretty flavorless pasta salads since then. Maybe it's all those lackluster pasta salads I've seen that make me determined to create pasta salads that are truly memorable, and every one of these 10 Favorite Pasta Salads are loaded with flavorful ingredients. I also like to use less pasta in proportion to the other ingredients, which can make pasta salad into a lower-glycemic dish. The last few years I've been a fan of whole wheat pasta, but some of my salads use Dreamfields Low-Carb Pasta. You can use either of those in these recipes (or just use regular white-flour pasta if you prefer.) There's a big holiday weekend coming up and any of these pasta salads would be well received at a pot-luck or as a barbecue side dish. Enjoy!