Between two children, swim lessons, ballet lessons, school, preschool, homework, cleaning, laundry and my blog, I have a lot on my plate every week! Which is one of the reasons that I love, crave and NEED easy recipes to keep my family healthy, keep our budget trim and make sure that we are sitting down and eating family dinner together as often as possible. So today I experimented with a fun, simple, healthy and delicious dinner option that is perfect for a low-cook, low-time summery sort of day: Zesty Avocado Pasta Salad!
I don’t make pasta salad as often as I should…and I don’t know why! It is really very simple, tasty and is a one-pot meal! But when I used to make it more, I often found many Italian dressings it a bit bland and would sometimes mix in a little ceaser dressing to give it the much needed kick that pasta salad should have.
Well, Kraft’s Zesty Italian Anything Dressing has kicked Italian dressing up a notch! It has a flavorful zing to it; just the right amount of zest and punch for a perfect summer pasta salad! This is the best Italian dressing I have had! No need to mix it with anything else to create a perfectly Zesty Pasta Salad!
Zesty Avocado Pasta Salad
- Tri-Colored Spiral Noodles
- Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing
- Bell Pepper (red, orange and/or yellow)
- Grape Tomatoes
- Colby Cheese
- Chop all vegetables, pepperoni and cheese.
- Cook pasta according to package directions until it is al-dente (you don’t want mushy pasta!)
- Once pasta is done cooking, drain and immediately drench in cold water until the pasta is no longer warm.
- Add all chopped ingredients to the pasta and mix.
- Add Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing to taste.
This is the perfect summer dinner and you can vary your ingredients to your personal preference. But this combination was a HUGE hit with my husband and children!
Kraft is steaming up the kitchen with their new flavorful Zesty Italian Anything Dressing to help make dining at home, and eating together as a family more simple!
You can find many great Kraft-approved recipes on the Get Me Zesty website here like their Zesty Italian Chicken Salad and their Primavera Pasta Toss. Yum! You can also follow them on twitter @theZestyGuy and on facebook here.
And have you see the new Zesty Guy commercials? They kind of crack me up. (you can see one of their videos here.)
And now, Kraft is sponsoring a GIVEAWAY! Wahoo!