Tuscan Pasta Salad

Thank you to Simply Organic for sponsoring this post through my partnership with Mambo Sprouts.  Thank you, readers, for taking the time to learn about products I use and enjoy!

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.

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I have been using Simply Organic products for years, so when I was offered the opportunity to try out their new Tuscan Seasoning I jumped at the chance.

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!

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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!

FullSizeRender (43)  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.

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