**I was provided an assortment of Hodgson Mill pasta to facilitate this review/recipe. All opinions are my own.

Summer not only means more time spent outdoors enjoying the beautiful weather, but also delicious dishes and sides.  I try to limit the amount of heavy, processed foods and find healthier options for my family. That's why I was excited when introduced to Whole Wheat pasta from Hodgson Mill.

To get the word out about their 100% natural, certified non-GMO pasta, Hodgson Mill not only sent me a variety of their delicious pastas to try out, but asked if I'd like to enter their Summer Pastabilities Pasta Salad Recipe Contest!

I love a good pasta salad, especially this time of year! As a busy mom of three, I like to find simple recipes that my whole family will enjoys for meals and sides. That's why, once the Hodgson Mill pasta arrived, I got started making the following recipe. It offers variety, color and a little something for everyone!

Mixed Veggie Summer Pasta Salad Recipe


Ingredients:

Pasta
  •  1 Box of Hodgson Mill Bow Tie Pasta - cooked, drained and cooled
  •  1 C Broccoli, chopped into small pieces
  •  1 C Cauliflower, chopped into small pieces
  •  1/2 C Carrots, chopped into small pieces
  •  1/2 C Cherry Tomatoes, halved
  •  2 T Green onion, diced
  •  1/4 C mild cheddar cheese, cubed
  •  2 T Sunflower Seeds
Dressing
  •  1/4 C Olive Oil
  •  1/2 C Vegetable Oil
  •  1/4 C Lemon juice
  •  2 Garlic Clove, minced
  •  1/2 t. salt
  •  1/2 t. pepper
Directions:

1) Bring pasta to a boil in large pan and cook for 7-9 minutes, then drain (mix with a Tbsp of olive oil to keep from sticking together) and cool

2) While pasta is cooking, mix dressing ingredients in a bowl with a tight fighting lid. Shake and mix well, put in refrigerator to cool.

3) While pasta and dressing are cooling, cut up the broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, cherries, green onion and cheese on a cutting board with sharpened knife.

4) Once the pasta is cooled (after approximately 15 minutes/once all of the veggies and cheese are cut), toss the pasta, vegetables, cheese and sunflower seeds together in a large bowl.

5) Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Just before, shake up the dressing mixture and toss 3/4 C. with the pasta salad. Reserve the rest for those who would like to add more.

Preparation Time: Approximately 25 min

Serves 14 (1/2 C/serving)

We have really enjoyed this summer pasta recipe. I love the colors, the delicious flavor and the healthy veggies mixed in. My kids even love it! It's the perfect side to a grilled burger, or a flavorful dish for lunch. YUM!


Win It: Hodgson Mill is giving a Hodgson Mill pasta prize pack (valued at $25!) to one lucky reader!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Giveaway ends August 22 and is open to US Only



114 comments
  1. latanya t August 9, 2013 at 12:45 PM  

    QUINOA & BROWN RICE-GARLIC & HERB

  2. Linda Kish August 9, 2013 at 7:33 PM  

    I would like to try the Oat Bran Cereal

  3. Jackie August 9, 2013 at 7:33 PM  

    I'd like to try the Whole Wheat Penne Pasta.
    Thanks!

  4. Cserafini August 9, 2013 at 8:13 PM  

    Whole wheat penne pasta.

  5. Kim Pollock August 9, 2013 at 8:53 PM  

    Their organic flour
    kimberlysummer40@aol.com

  6. Cynthia Ravenshaw August 10, 2013 at 11:51 AM  

    The whole wheat bowties look really good!

  7. jakiesmom August 10, 2013 at 6:06 PM  

    i'd like the whole wheat buttermilk pancake mix

  8. Jennifer T. August 10, 2013 at 7:26 PM  

    I'd love to try the Whole Wheat Egg Noodles.

  9. Jennifer R August 10, 2013 at 10:46 PM  

    I would also love to try their Kentucky Kernel Sweet Cornbread Mix from the site.

  10. mrsshukra August 12, 2013 at 12:46 AM  

    The organic whole wheat pastry flour is something I can really use!

  11. wigget August 13, 2013 at 12:39 PM  

    i want to try the Gluten Free Pancake & Waffle Mix w / Flaxseed

  12. Anonymous August 14, 2013 at 12:23 AM  

    The dried blueberries would be fun to bake with! :)
    Diana s.

  13. Natasha August 14, 2013 at 10:23 AM  

    Id like to try the quinoa!

  14. Anonymous August 15, 2013 at 8:43 AM  

    I would love to try the Pancake/Whole-Wheat-Buttermilk-Pancake-Mix.

    Love3570@aol.com

  15. suburban prep August 15, 2013 at 8:49 AM  

    The Potato bread mix sounds interesting.

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

  16. Emily Koleske August 15, 2013 at 9:11 AM  

    The quinoa looks good

  17. FIBERONE August 15, 2013 at 10:26 AM  

    I would likee to try the Brownie Mix with Whole Wheat Flour & Milled Flax Seed-12oz.

  18. Renae August 15, 2013 at 12:05 PM  

    I'd like to try the Garlic & Basil Whole Wheat Couscous with Milled Flax Seed & Soy.

  19. Katie August 15, 2013 at 1:33 PM  

    i make lots of bread products so i'd love to try their fast rise yeast

  20. Erika JM August 15, 2013 at 2:29 PM  

    Veggie Rotini Spirals

  21. Aurora Hall August 15, 2013 at 4:40 PM  

    Quinoa! I'd love to try it!

  22. ky2here August 15, 2013 at 5:05 PM  

    QUINOA & BROWN RICE-SPICY (5 OZ)

    ky2here at msn dot com

  23. polly August 15, 2013 at 7:22 PM  

    I would like to try their gluten free pizza crust mix

  24. Ann Fantom August 15, 2013 at 7:32 PM  

    I would like to try Hodgson Mill's Honey Whole Wheat Bread Mix

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  25. Ann Fantom August 15, 2013 at 7:34 PM  

    GFC id: abfantom fantom

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  26. Mya Murphy August 15, 2013 at 7:44 PM  

    Whole wheat penne pasta. I love penne pasta!! myamurphy@mail.com

  27. dlhaley August 15, 2013 at 8:52 PM  

    The Whole Wheat Fettuccine looks good to me.

  28. jlafount August 15, 2013 at 8:57 PM  

    Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix looks like it might be tasty

  29. Tanya White August 15, 2013 at 9:02 PM  

    I'd like to try the Whole Wheat Egg Noodles.

  30. danw78704 August 15, 2013 at 9:53 PM  

    Oat Bran Cereal

  31. jessica holybee August 15, 2013 at 10:04 PM  

    Hodgson Mill's Honey Whole Wheat Bread Mix sounds delish

  32. Amanda K August 15, 2013 at 10:48 PM  

    I've been craving chocolate lately, so I really like the Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix.
    magickalblessings26{at}gmail.com

  33. sweepmom August 16, 2013 at 6:30 AM  

    I would like to try the Multi Grain Buttermilk Pancake with Milled Flax Seed & Soy.

  34. skkorman August 16, 2013 at 8:37 AM  

    I'd like to try the whole wheat fettuccine!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  35. channallocks August 16, 2013 at 11:24 AM  

    would love any of there pastas

  36. k. August 16, 2013 at 12:13 PM  

    I would like to try the buckwheat pancake mix.

  37. crystletellerday August 16, 2013 at 12:20 PM  

    whole wheat gingerbread mix crystletellerday@yahoo.com

  38. Cheryl August 16, 2013 at 12:40 PM  

    I would like to try their Multi Grain Cereal with Soy & Flax.

  39. LIDARKSIDE August 16, 2013 at 12:55 PM  

    I would like to try the "Apples & More Muesli".

  40. PAIGE August 16, 2013 at 3:23 PM  

    I'd like to try their angel hair pasta
    elysesw@aol.com

  41. julis55 August 16, 2013 at 10:09 PM  

    Veggie Rotini Spirals

  42. mecarolks August 17, 2013 at 4:02 AM  

    I'd like to try their gluten free pizza crust mix.

  43. James Coyne August 17, 2013 at 11:20 AM  

    i would like to try the Don's Chuck Wagon Chicken Bake & Fry Mix

    misterjim74 at gmail dot com

  44. Lasonda August 17, 2013 at 2:12 PM  

    I would like the try the Nine Grain Bread Mix.

  45. Mary Calabrese August 17, 2013 at 3:29 PM  

    The gluten free pizza crust mix sounds great.

  46. Anonymous August 17, 2013 at 5:22 PM  

    Would love to try the oat bran cereal. colleenaw@hotmail.com

  47. Unknown August 17, 2013 at 8:39 PM  

    The wuinoa and brown rice italian sounds great
    Ttrockwood(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Ttrockwood

  48. kyl neusch August 17, 2013 at 9:26 PM  

    the whole wheat bowties

  49. Ruby Daniels August 18, 2013 at 1:21 AM  

    I would like to try Gluten Free Pancake & Waffle Mix w / Flaxseed

  50. debbie August 18, 2013 at 6:55 AM  

    quinoa and brown rice spicy.

  51. clc408 August 18, 2013 at 10:27 AM  

    I'd like to try the Organic Yellow Corn Meal

  52. mscoffee77 August 18, 2013 at 10:48 AM  

    I would like to try the whole wheat macaroni & cheese dinner!

  53. Lou August 18, 2013 at 9:14 PM  

    I'd like to try the veggie rotini spirals.

  54. Meryl August 18, 2013 at 9:15 PM  

    Any of the whole wheat pastas.

  55. Jen C. August 18, 2013 at 10:08 PM  

    Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes!

  56. tattwo August 18, 2013 at 11:00 PM  

    I would like to try the Whole Wheat Spinach Spaghetti. Thanks

  57. ♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ August 19, 2013 at 12:28 AM  

    I'd like to try the Kentucky Kernel Seasoned Flour
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  58. Karen August 19, 2013 at 5:41 AM  

    I would love to try the Whole Wheat Egg Noodles :)

    ktgonyea at gmail dot com

  59. Leenburke August 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM  

    I would love to try their Buckwheat Pancake mix

    Eileen Burke

  60. misses g August 19, 2013 at 11:50 AM  

    I would like to try the buckwheat pancake mix.

  61. Mariah Williams August 19, 2013 at 12:03 PM  

    Whole wheat blueberry Muffin mix

  62. yana ryjova August 19, 2013 at 5:26 PM  

    Ive always wanted to try quinoa
    yanabanana70@yahoo.com

  63. Lisa Garner August 19, 2013 at 8:50 PM  

    I would like to try the Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancake Mix.

  64. goingnuts2 August 19, 2013 at 10:03 PM  

    I would like to try there active yeast

  65. NeraCaligula August 20, 2013 at 12:28 AM  

    I'd like to try a lot of different things, but mostly the Bulgur Wheat cereal.

  66. bbrittbrat1398 August 20, 2013 at 12:43 AM  

    Whole wheat penne pasta
    Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

  67. Anonymous August 20, 2013 at 3:48 AM  

    Garlic & Basil Whole Wheat Couscous with Milled Flax Seed & Soy


    joseph gersch

  68. Stephanie Larison August 20, 2013 at 4:20 AM  

    I'd like to try the Veggie Rotini Spirals

  69. Laura August 20, 2013 at 10:43 AM  

    I'd like to try the whole wheat cous cous.
    bookloon at gmail dot com

  70. Melanie Montgomery August 20, 2013 at 11:03 AM  

    I wanna try the Whole Wheat Angel Hair Pasta-16oz

  71. tavernie August 20, 2013 at 12:00 PM  

    I would like to try their Cereals!

  72. kathy pease August 20, 2013 at 12:27 PM  

    I like the Multi Grain Cereal with Soy & Flax

  73. Carolyn D. August 20, 2013 at 1:34 PM  

    I think the European Cheese and Herb Bread Mix would be good!
    Thanks

  74. Anonymous August 20, 2013 at 3:20 PM  

    I would love to try the Cracked Wheat Cereal too!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

  75. Anonymous August 20, 2013 at 3:20 PM  

    I would love to try the Cracked Wheat Cereal too!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

  76. Anonymous August 20, 2013 at 7:20 PM  

    I would like to try the Kentucky Kernal Sweet Cornbread Mix.

    Mallory Bailey
    mallorybailey1@gmail.com

  77. Julie Goetz August 20, 2013 at 8:10 PM  

    Whole Wheat Bow Tie Pasta-10oz.

  78. Deb S. August 20, 2013 at 8:28 PM  

    I would love to try the Gluten Free Cookie Mix-12oz.

  79. Donna Pyszk August 20, 2013 at 8:31 PM  

    I would love to try the Whole Wheat Bow Tie Pasta

  80. john hutchens August 20, 2013 at 8:36 PM  

    I would like to try the Kentucky Kernel Seasoned Flour

  81. Ellie August 20, 2013 at 11:22 PM  

    I'd like to try the Organic Whole Wheat Flour.

  82. Lisa Pecora August 20, 2013 at 11:37 PM  

    I want to try the Pancake/Whole-Wheat-Buttermilk-Pancake-Mix

  83. mtbears819 August 20, 2013 at 11:51 PM  

    I would like to try Organic All Natural Flour-Dorothy Deakyne

  84. curvacious August 21, 2013 at 12:13 AM  

    the Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffin Mix sounds good

  85. Charlene E August 21, 2013 at 3:16 AM  

    I would like to try the Multi Grain Cereal with Soy & Flax

  86. calvad August 21, 2013 at 6:25 AM  

    I would like to try their Steel Cut Oats!

  87. Breanne August 21, 2013 at 8:08 AM  

    Whole Wheat Macaroni & Cheese

  88. Angela Ash August 21, 2013 at 8:36 AM  

    The parmesean cheese whole wheat couscous sounds delicious. I love enjoying couscous in different flavors.

  89. Nicole C. August 21, 2013 at 8:49 AM  

    I would love to try the Potato Bread Mix.

  90. Francine August 21, 2013 at 10:28 AM  

    Whole Wheat Fettuccine

  91. DeeAnn S August 21, 2013 at 10:37 AM  

    I'd love to try the Caraway Rye Bread Mix! Thanks.
    sweepster49 at comcast dot net

  92. Jennifer August 21, 2013 at 11:04 AM  

    The Gluten Free Pancake and Waffle mix with Flaxseed

  93. Heather Deluna August 21, 2013 at 11:41 AM  

    I would like to try the whole wheat penne pasta.

  94. Janice Crespo August 21, 2013 at 2:55 PM  

    Caraway Rye Bread Mix looks great!

  95. kat August 21, 2013 at 3:00 PM  

    I would love to try the Veggie Rotini Spirals (4 Natural Flavors).

    kat_emerick@yahoo.com

  96. amy16323 August 21, 2013 at 3:18 PM  

    Kentucky Kernel Sweet Cornbread Mix
    amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

  97. Brad Merrell August 21, 2013 at 3:36 PM  

    Pancake Mix

  98. michedt August 21, 2013 at 4:31 PM  

    I'd love to try the Garlic & Basil Whole Wheat Couscous with Milled Flax Seed & Soy.
    Michelle Tucker

  99. Erica C. August 21, 2013 at 5:12 PM  

    Ooh the dried blueberries would be great.
    ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

  100. Mosaic317 August 21, 2013 at 5:55 PM  

    I would like to try the Organic Whole Wheat Lasagna with Milled Flax Seed.
    mosaic317 at gmail dot com
    Claire McKeon

  101. lmurley2000 August 21, 2013 at 6:12 PM  

    I want to try the Honey Whole Wheat Bread Mix-16oz

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

  102. Erika Tika August 21, 2013 at 6:18 PM  

    Would love to try parmesan cheese couscous!

  103. Susan Smoaks August 21, 2013 at 6:49 PM  

    i want to try the milled flax seed cereal
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com
    tony l smoaks on rafflecopter

  104. Lynnette August 21, 2013 at 7:03 PM  

    I want to try their Whole Wheat Spinach Spaghetti.

  105. wallindeb August 21, 2013 at 7:13 PM  

    Gluten Free Brownie Mix-15oz.

  106. Anonymous August 21, 2013 at 7:22 PM  

    I like their organic flour a lot!
    Allison.bahr@yahoo.com

  107. Mihaela Day August 21, 2013 at 7:54 PM  

    I'd love to try the Whole Wheat Egg Noodles.

  108. Rebecca O August 21, 2013 at 9:11 PM  

    The Caraway Rye Bread Mix sounds delicious. Thanks!

  109. MELINA August 21, 2013 at 9:35 PM  

    I would like to try the Whole Wheat Lasagna

  110. dvice12 August 21, 2013 at 10:05 PM  

    I'd like QUINOA & BROWN RICE-GARLIC & HERB

  111. Chris Alejandro August 21, 2013 at 10:31 PM  

    Te Mix for the gluten free pizza crust sounds great! lexbaylor17 (at) gmail (dot) com

  112. Anonymous August 21, 2013 at 10:34 PM  

    nine grain bread ty.vivian
    darkeve@care2.com

  113. jim May 19, 2014 at 1:14 AM  
  114. jim May 26, 2014 at 5:42 AM  

    Knowing when to hire a plumber is vital to maintaining your home. Many homeowners attempt to make repairs to appliances, fix broken pipes, or unclog a sink, only to find out they have made the problem worse.
    www.jarrowpomhealth.com |

    www.myxtrahealth.com |

    www.stpetehealthpro.com |

    www.stpetehealth.com |

    www.dralihealth.com |

    www.healthetarians.com |

    www.healthmatchco.com |

    www.oxicoa-health.com |

    www.healthseum.com |

    www.healthcontractor.com |

Post a Comment


09 10