Today, I’m bringing you my favorite pasta salad dish my whole family loves. Enjoy!
Pasta may be a comfort food for many, but it can also be a light dish perfect for spring and summer. As we are enjoying spring now and summer will be here before we know it, we can also look at discovering new, delicious recipes … like my Penne Pasta Salad with Green Beans and Tomatoes!
While grape or cherry tomatoes will work, mini heirloom tomatoes in a variety of colors can also work if you can find them. In fact when you slice those heirloom tomatoes, save some seeds to keep your fun meals all summer long. Plus, you’ll be able to save a ton of money on tomatoes!
The fresh green beans are great. I don’t recommend canned French style as they won’t be the right texture for this dish.
I have tried a few other oil/acid dressings on this pasta “salad” dish. The lemon brings just enough zing to the dish that it really completed the taste. When serving as a main dish, I like having depth of flavors.
Adding the fresh dill completes this earthy pasta salad recipe while still giving a wholesome and filling meal for even growing boys. You can also use fresh dill, basil, mint, or parsley. For pasta, you can also try using whole wheat.