This dish is always a crowd pleaser at summer BBQ's, picnics & potlucks. As we kick off summer cooking this coming Memorial Day Weekend (weather pending), I am excited to share this re-vamped recipe as it's one of my go-to healthy pasta salads.
As part of it's "face-lift" since debuting on Dr. Oz back in 2012, I've since made this dish exclusively with organic ingredients (when available) and use gluten free pastas like organic Chickpea pasta by Tolerant Foods or organic quinoa pasta sold at Trader Joe's
These pastas are all much more nutritious than the standard semolina drum wheat.
Chick pea and quinoa pastas are high in protein, fiber & iron.
They are great for getting in extra nutrition, aid in satiation and help to control blood sugar levels.
And for the more culinary brave, I also make my own BBQ sauce that I learned how to master when attending