Hey, friends! How is your week starting out? It is looking like a busy week over here, which has honestly become our norm with work, family and finding time for fitness and friends. This past weekend was the first one in a while that I was home for the most part. I decided to take advantage and do tons of meal prepping for the week, and let me tell you, it has been wonderful so far! I feel like the whole day runs so much smoother knowing that dinner is for the most part already prepped. I get to come home and enjoy the evening with my babies, rather than running around like a mad woman trying to get dinner ready.
Which is where this pasta salad comes into play. I made this recipe to enjoy for dinner over the weekend and for lunches this week. It was delicious when I made it, and I think has gotten better as the flavors have continued to meld. The star of the show is this new Simply Organic Tuscan Seasoning.
For those of you who may not be familiar with this brand, Simply Organic is a line of 100% certified organic spices, seasoning mixes, and baking flavors. Not only are their products perfect for creating flavorful dishes at home, but they also support organic growers by giving 1% of sales back to support the organic community.
I used their new Tuscan Seasoning to create a delicious pasta salad, full of flavor and healthy, satisfying ingredients. This pasta salad is hearty enough to serve as a stand alone vegetarian meal. I tried the dressing as a chicken marinade as well though, and it was delicious!
This recipe is super easy to customize, feel free to switch out the cheese or veggies for ingredients to best suit your tastes. I would also highly recommend this dressing as a chicken marinade. We used it as part of our meal prep, and it was delicious!
Simply pour the dressing over the chicken (in a baking pan or freezer bag) and allow to marinate for an hour or two before grilling or baking.