Perfect Summer Pasta Salad

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Warm weather is here! With that comes all the barbecues, cookouts and grilling! I love a light, fresh salad for Spring and Summer, whether it’s as an appetizer, side dish, or as the main course. Save-A-Lot stores have a wide selection of fresh, delicious ingredients to inspire a variety of salads.

Today we’re sharing a perfect summer pasta salad!

This is the perfect summer pasta salad! Bacon, fresh veggies and pasta!

One of the things I look for in a salad for the warm weather is that it’s able to actually sit outside. This pasta salad contains no mayonnaise, sour cream, or yogurt.

Vegetables from SaveALot

I really love the amazing prices at Save-A-Lot. We’re able to stock up on great fresh fruit and vegetables without blowing the budget.

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Perfect Summer Pasta Salad
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  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • ½ yellow onion (diced)
  • 1 medium yellow squash
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 box (12 oz) Mantia's bowtie pasta
  • 1 package (12 oz) bacon
  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Slice zucchini and squash into wheels.
  3. Slice peppers into about 1 inch chunks.
  4. Toss vegetables with olive oil and spread onto baking pan.
  5. Place in oven for 25-30 minutes, stirring after about 15 minutes.
  6. Spread Bacon out on baking sheet and place in oven for 12 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  7. Break or slice bacon into bite size chunks.
  8. Cook pasta according to package.
  9. Combine veggies, pasta, raw diced onions and bacon.
  10. Serve warm or cold.

Roasted Veggies Summer Salad

Look how pretty those veggies are getting ready to go in the oven! This just says summer salad to me!

SaveALot Pasta Salad Bacon

Bacon and Pasta! Woohoo! Both have seem to have increased in prices lately, but not at Save-A-Lot! The bacon was 2/$5! Of course, prices may vary at your location, but I’m sure it’s still a great deal!

We enjoyed our summer pasta salad with a steak and crescent rolls for dinner, but I would gladly eat it alone for lunch. Between the bacon, veggies, and pasta, it’s definitely able to stand as a meal. It will make a great dish to bring along to all those summer parties coming up!

Summer Pasta Salad

For great money-saving ideas and recipes, check out the Save-A-Lot Facebook page. You can also follow Save-A-Lot on Twitter and Pinterest.

What are some of your favorite summer salads?

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