i just can’t give up the idea that summer is over. so, i made another summer salad just to finish out the season. this pasta salad is a great one to serve at summer picnics or with all the favorite summertime grilled entrees. i was able to use my homegrown green pepper and red onions, along with many fresh herbs from my garden.
the dressing could be used with a variety of salads. it is flavorful and easy to prepare.
to make the salad:
combine two cups of cooked and drained pasta shells with 1/2 cup chopped green pepper, 2 sliced stalks of celery, and one small chopped red onion.
next, prepare the dressing:
mix 1/2 cup low fat mayonnaise with 1/4 cup light sour cream, 1 tablespoon of dill, parsley, and chives. season with ground black pepper and salt. then add, 4 to 5 tablespoons of buttermilk to acquire the correct consistency.
mix all together. other options would be to add grilled chicken or bacon to the salad.