Pasta Salad: A Summer Essential. Trust Me.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, and food.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, and food.

Summertime & the livin’s easy…but seriously—- so, so much easier though. I swear it feels like summer is just kinda a no bullshit season.

The music is more chill, the sun’s brighter, people are happier, & the food is better.

Right?!

If you’re anything like me, you can’t deal with the warm weather without a good, old fashion pasta salad. Like, it should be mandatory that everyone enjoys a sexy pasta salad at least five times throughout the summer months…& if you add a lil rose, you’re golden.

Let’s make this easy & not get so intense on the recipe:

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, and food.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, and food.

So without getting technical, here’s what I did:

I grabbed some leftover veggies in my fridge ( think: radishes, broccolini, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, mushrooms, & corn ( non-GMO! ) ) & grilled ‘um up on the BBQ.

Side: summer= BBQ. You can wear a cute outfit while you’re grilling on the BBQ, kinda like a new age, cool Martha Stewart.

Ok, & then I whipped up some gluten-free pasta ( not too much because you’re going to add your grilled veg ) & add your BBQ veggies. Lastly add some fresh arugula lettuce, black olives, & lemon slices on top! MMMMMmmm.

Ta-da! Presenting: easy-peasy-your-boyfriend/husband-will-thank-you-later-summer-salad!

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, and food.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, and food.

If you want an added crunch, then sprinkle the little wonton sticks above on top ( BTW, what the heck are those called? I can’t figure it out for the life of me. I’m sitting her Googling ‘long wonton sticks,’ ‘long noodle sticks,’ ‘crispy noodles’— FML, anyone know? ).

Anyway add those little guys for a crispy, fun party in your mouth.

& rosé wine pairs ESP well with this salad. I tried Brad & Angelina’s rose with this particular summer salad & it was actually pretty amaze. Try it next time you’re at Whole Foods. It’s called Miravel. Thank me later.

YUM.

Happy May! xx. LE

{ A big thanks to my friend, Mike for this amaze recipe! }

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, and food.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, and food.

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23 Replies to “Pasta Salad: A Summer Essential. Trust Me.”

  1. Yum! My favorite pasta right now is Yam noodles they are so delicious and full of fiber! I wish I could have a grill out here in Thailand but we cannot or else I would be grilling veggies like it was my job 🙂 lots of love ox C

  2. Love this pasta salad recipe — especially all the grilled veggies, so freaking good! And so true that the whole vibe during summer is the best!

  3. Those colours look amazing! I will have to try this even though the weather is cooling down in Australia! Great post 🙂

    Hannah xx

  4. I’m so into salads at the moment! My favourite is mixed lettuce with sundried tomatoes, half an avocado, almonds, raisins and caprino with a drizzle of basil mayonnaise. Love the sound of BBQ veggies!! xxx

  5. I love grilled veggies anytime, but especially during summertime! My sister and I brought some to a potluck the other day because we just knew there would be potato salad for days! I love the name of this ‘Sexy Kitten Pasta Salad’ – so cute!