Fourth of July is on it’s way. Fireworks, sparklers, BBQ’s, and swimming pools. Sunscreen melting into my skin and flip flops slapping beneath my feet. Beach balls that inevitably get holes in them and watermelon slices by the dozen. That’s no exaggeration either. My whole family is crazy for watermelon and we eat it the way one eats popcorn in the movie theater. Somehow it all disappears without anyone wanting to acknowledge how. Penne pasta salad disappears almost as fast.
Towels hanging up to dry for the few spare minutes no one needs to use them. In between sprinklers and frisbee tosses, Mom making pasta salad and Dad grilling hot dogs, summer has arrived.
The Feeling Of Summer
While I can’t give you the full feeling of summer, I can give you the recipe for this penne pasta salad recipe. I use brown rice penne noodles to keep this dish gluten free and go for Skylake Ranch Pomegranate Marinade as the dressing.
Penne pasta salad jives with anything you’ll be marinating or grilling and can be made a full day ahead to save you time. Using ingredients that can be found locally or even in your summer garden make this dish full of flavor!