Personalized Pasta Salad

We’ve had a really busy Summer.  There’s the usual work schedule… but there’s also been dance, drill team and sports practices, driver’s ed, and band camp.  Plus, a handful of various appointments and committee meetings.

When we get really busy and are all headed in different directions at different times it’s good to have quick, easy, and healthy meals ready to go.  A favorite of ours this Summer has been personalized pasta salads.

It’s more of a recipe idea instead of an actual recipe and it’s really quite simple.  We make a big bowl of plain pasta to keep in the refrigerator… along with all sorts of things to mix in with the pasta and different bottled salad dressings.

Personalized Pasta Salad Ingredients

Then, whenever we need a quick meal, we can each make a personalized pasta salad to our liking.  Just and some pasta to a bowl, add our favorite mix ins, and stir with our dressing of choice.

Personalized Pasta Salad

Here are some of our favorite things to have on hand:

  • Grilled chicken
  • Ham chunks
  • Pepperoni
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrot chips
  • Peas
  • Hard cooked eggs
  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Red onions
  • Shredded cheese or cheese chunks
  • Leaf spinach
  • Olives

What would you add to make the perfect “Personalized Pasta Salad”?

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