Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with Meijer & Produce for Kids. Both are companies I’m honored to work with and all opinions are my own.
Ditch the boxed pasta salad mixes and make this SUPER easy homemade version instead! This is a go-to for our summer meals.
Have you noticed I’m totally getting you prepared for summer with some easy, delish go-to dishes? This pasta salad is an almost weekly staple in our home. Whatever leftovers we have, I use for lunches or a quick snack–I love to add chicken and Earthbound Farm spinach to make it a meal!
We used to get the boxes for pasta salad until I realized it’s just as easy to make at home! Switch up the dressings and veggies and you’ll have a whole new salad. I’ve tried bacon crumbles with ranch, cheese and cucumbers and it was FAB! This has a bit of a Greek twist with the feta and olives.
Produce for Kids® is such a great program, providing healthy recipes for REAL families and a ton of great resources. I love their meal planning tips! Plus now my friend Katie is their Dietitian–she is full of great tips for feeding your little ones. Every time we shop at Meijer, my girls beeline for the Produce for Kids® recipe cards.
To help earn money for schools in the community, Produce for Kids® and Meijer are teaming up with Jump with Jill again for a healthy eating promotion! The campaign is supported by nine participating fresh fruit and vegetable suppliers, representing most major categories of fresh produce.
- 1 lb Spiral Rotini (we like tri-color)
- 1/4 cup Salad Supreme Spice
- 1 teaspoon dried dill (or fresh!)
- 16 oz Marzetti Italian Dressing (1 bottle)
- 1/2 tablespoon pesto
- 1/2 cup Sunset Tomatoes , sliced into bite sized pieces
- 1/2 cup English cucumbers , sliced into bite sizes
- 1/4 cup black olives , sliced
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta
Cook pasta in boiling water until al dente (about 6 minutes). Drain and rinse with cold water.
In a large bowl, add salad dressing. Toss in chopped tomato, cucumber and olives. Sprinkle with Salad Supreme.
Add drained pasta and toss. Top with feta cheese.
Allow to chill for 2-3 hours before serving.
If you’re a Shipt shopper, there is a special section on their website to order from! Simply click on the Produce for Kids tab! If you’re new to shipped, check out my post check out my post with plenty of info for you. You can get $25 off your first order with a new year-long subscription!
Have you picked up any of the Produce for Kids recipe cards at Meijer? Look for them in the produce section!