Pasta with peas and bacon is a combo that gets me licking my lips just thinking about it. The sweet and salty combo had me at hello. Add a creamy dressing and comforting pasta and pass me a fork because I’ve already decided to not care about the calorie count.
Asian Noodle Salad is one of those recipes that’s so satisfying that I could eat it over and over again and never get sick of it. It’s something about the flavor combinations of the dressing, the crispness of the fresh vegetables and filling feeling from the rice noodles that hits just right.
This collection of recipes will definitely keep the zucchini from getting boring. Eating the same thing over and over is easy to get sick of but luckily there’s about a million ways to eat zucchini. These zucchini recipe ideas includes everything from zucchini main dishes to zucchini sides, and savory recipes to sweet. Here are my favorite ways to cook up a summer zucchini haul.
These little sticks are loaded with all of the nutritious goodness of skin-on zucchini and baked to crispy perfection. Dip them in some ketchup and I swear you’ll be thinking “these are SO good!” Zucchini fries are easy to make with just 3 basic ingredients. Whip them up in 10 minutes and bake them for 25 while you get the rest of dinner ready.
So many good side dishes are carb heavy; am I right? I love when there’s a great side dish that comes along that is veggie heavy instead. Hello Broccoli Bacon Salad! Raw broccoli, delicious bacon, and a sweet, creamy dressing are the staple flavors of this perfect summer side salad. I even throw in some sunflower seeds and raisins for added texture. If this doesn’t scream barbecue side I don’t know what does.
Mediterranean Cucumber Salad brings freshness to dinner. Raw vegetables plus a light vinaigrette dressing; how could you go wrong? Cucumber Salad is so popular in other parts of the world that it even goes by it’s own name – Shirazi Salad. Shirazi salad is a Persian dish. It’s a traditional Mediterranean salad featuring cucumber, tomato and herbs.
Hasselback Potatoes are prettier and yummier than your average potato. They are a style in which the potato is left intact and baked whole but sliced into a fan on top. The slices are drizzled with butter and seasonings and then the potato is baked, creating a slightly crispy exterior to each and every slice. It can almost be compared to homefries meet baked potato but way easier to make than you would think.
A barbecue cookout is not complete without a great pasta salad. Grilled meat and pasta salad go together like spaghetti and meatballs – am I right? Everyone needs a great pasta salad recipe and this BLT Pasta Salad recipe is going to be your summertime dinner best friend.