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Tasteful Tuesday: Four Pasta Salad Recipes for the Fourth

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Sesame & Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopPasta salads are a summer staple, and their quantity and versatility (as a meal, side dish or snack) make them perfect for serving at barbecues and seasonal parties. Therefore, we’re highlighting four pasta salad recipes from our blog just in time for the Fourth of July (click on the titles for full ingredient lists and directions).

Rotini Pasta Salad Recipe

Perhaps the most standard pasta salad, this one is made with, of course, rotini, but also cubed cheddar, bell pepper, cucumber and tomato – although you could substitute and add just about any vegetable.

BLT Pasta Salad Recipe

We like this pasta salad with rotini too, and its mayonnaise bases offers a creamy alternative to Italian dressing based pasta salads.

Artichoke-Tortellini Pasta Salad

Back to the Italian dressing, this hearty dish is made indulgent with cheese-filled tortellini.

Chicken Sesame Pasta Salad

One of our new favorites, the key ingredient here is fresh ginger.

What’s your favorite pasta salad dish? Share in the comments below, and tell us about your favorite summertime recipes!

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Tasteful Tuesday: Chicken Sesame Pasta Salad

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Sesame & Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopThis fun, Asian-inspired pasta salad will be a great backyard party food contender this summer. It’s also a great dish for making up at the start of busy weeks throughout the year, when you have to rely on quick, but hearty meals (leftovers!).

What you’ll need:

  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 16 ounces bow tie pasta
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup light soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2-3 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
    (we recommend seasoning with black
    pepper, garlic salt and a pinch of red pepper)
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onion
  • Broccoli, red pepper, snap peas or other
    vegetables can be added if desired.

Directions:

  1. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add sesame seeds and stir until lightly toasted. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for about 10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water until cool. Pour into a large bowl.
  3. In a container with a sealing lid, combine sesame seeds, vegetable oil, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, ginger and pepper. Shake well and pour over pasta. Toss until pasta is evenly coated.
  4. Mix in chicken, cilantro, carrots and green onion (and any more vegetables, if desired) and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

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Rotini Pasta Salad Recipe

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Fresh vegetables, full flavor and an instant snack, side dish or meal: the Rotini Pasta Salad is the complete summer package! Take it on the go or leave it in the fridge for a quick and easy weekday meal you don’t have to cook in a hot oven.

Pasta

What you’ll need:

  • 1 box (16 oz) rotini or fusilli pasta
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 3/4 cup Italian salad dressing

Directions:

  1. In a large pot on the stove, boil water and cook pasta per directions on box. Drain, pour pasta in a large bowl and cover. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Take the pasta out of the refrigerator and uncover, add red pepper, cucumber, tomatoes and cheese. Combine well with a wooden spoon until ingredients are evenly distributed throughout.
  3. Add Italian salad dressing and mix, coating all the contents evenly. Refrigerate until serving or serve immediately – enjoy!

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