The thing about pasta salad is it's much heartier than plain ole salad. I'm a sucker for pasta and part of the reason this blog was started was to learn to prepare meals other than chicken and pasta. But pasta salad is totally different! My favorite pasta salads have an olive oil vinaigrette, cherry tomatoes and pepperoni. I love me some spicy pepperoni with my cold salad. This pasta salad from Joy the Baker (shocking, I know) uses cherry tomatoes, red onion, and cucumber for a great crunch. Orzo pasta was way too hard for me to find probably because I'm blind but this would work well with rotini pasta as well.
|Basil also adds some summer flavor|
|Crisp cucumbers for some extra crunch|
|All together now!|
|The orzo got a little sticky|