Easy Broccoli Pasta Salad
Before I get to this delicious pasta salad, I have to show you what M came home with from school yesterday. Her class made Valentine gifts for us. The first is her tiny handprint on a white tile. I think it’s suppose to be a coaster? Not sure. Maybe a hot plate? Either way its adorable.
The second in came in this little box…
The box reads…
A Valentine Hug to you
Wrap these hands around you
Whenever I’m away so you can
have a hug from me anytime of day!
After I opened M’s gift I made a couple of salads. My favorite (and regular) lunch at home is a turkey sandwich with some sort of side salad. Each week I like to make one or two side salad’s to have on hand. This week I’ll be showing you my two favorites. Today it’s Easy Broccoli Pasta Salad. I love this salad because its so simple yet so flavorful. Bonus is M loves it too 🙂
Here’s how to make this simple salad….
I like to use Barilla Plus Rotini for this salad.
If you’re not a huge fan of onions you can use one instead of two.
The pine nuts can be toasted before hand for added flavor. If you don’t have time to toast them, the salad still tastes great with them plain.
Stir in olive oil until mixed though.
Add salt & pepper to taste. I start out with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper, then add more to taste if needed.
Store the salad in an airtight container and chill for at least 2 hours before serving. The longer this chills, the better it tastes.
This salad will last up to a week.
This can also be made into a meal by adding some chicken or salmon to the mix 🙂