Honey Garlic Ranch Pasta Salad is the perfect quick, easy and delicious take along dish for any family barbecue or cookout! The simple, yet flavorful ingredients work together to create a wonderful fresh and bright experience with every bite!
I just love using cherry or grape tomatoes in salads. Their pop of delicious flavor is usually equal to or exceeds the pop of beautiful color they provide. Their taste reminds me of the wonderful tomatoes my Mom grew in her garden every summer! Oh, the memories!
Honey Garlic Ranch Pasta Salad is no different. The delicious pop of flavor that the tomatoes provide compliments the rich garlic and honey flavors that are blended together in this delicious salad.
And did I say it was quick and easy? Yes!!! Yes I did!
First, cook your pasta according to the package directions. I use Radiatore pasta because the spiral shapes have nooks and crannies that ‘grab and hold’ salad dressing. This adds to the burst of flavor in every bite of Honey Garlic Ranch Pasta Salad! It’s a party for your taste buds! 🙂 Yum!
While your pasta is cooking, whisk the honey garlic dressing together.
I try to use local honey, when it’s available. Raw honey, locally produced, is certainly my ‘go to’! And I like to think that it bumps up the flavor profile of Honey Garlic Ranch Pasta Salad a notch or two, also! Once the dressing is whisked together and ready to go, set it aside.
Next, prep your veggies! Fresh, bright and delicious, you just can’t beat these flavors! Cherry tomatoes, celery, onion and bell pepper add a delicious range of flavors!
Once your pasta is done and you’ve cooled it in a cold water bath, drain and place in a large mixing bowl. Then pour the dressing over the pasta and stir gently to combine.
Next, fold the prepped veggies into the pasta.
Once it’s all mixed together, pour Honey Garlic Ranch Pasta Salad into a seal-able container. Sprinkle with parsley flakes and chill in the refrigerator for a few hours! So yummy!
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