*I have been compensated by Mom It Forward Blogger Network and Tessemae for this pasta salad recipe. All opinions are mine alone. #SavorSummer #TasteWhatMatters
Definitely summer here now and as I have shared often enough I absolutely love this time of the year. See not only for the weather in general. But also for the healthier recipes I can use to make meals with summertime fruits and foods.
Therefore during the summer, I usually like to eat more salads, including cold pasta salads with fresh fruits. So when I do make cold pasta salads here, I most likely will use salad dressings to top my pasta salads off.
With that in mind, I think it’s time to take a close look at the foods we are are eating, specifically salad dressing! Whether we realize it or not, we spend a good bit of time planning for the perfect salad … sniffing, squeezing, smelling, washing, chopping, and tossing. But then in the last possible moment, we screw it all up by adding a dressing that has been given no thought. So, I say that we should stop all that.
That is where Tessemae’s, which is a growing natural food company founded by The Vetter brothers (Greg, Brian, and Matt) in 2009 at their local Whole Foods Market in Annapolis, Maryland, using a simple recipe created and used by their mom throughout their childhood.
Plus Tessemae’s are the perfect enhancement to all delicious foods. Why? Because they are clean, fresh dressings, marinades, and condiments with real ingredients and no preservatives.. See Tessemae’s uses real, whole sourced food ingredients,Whole30 approved, certified USDA organic, and contain no added sugar, thickeners, or additives, which are unlike most salad dressings on the market. On top of this, Tessemae’s offers 25 different dressings, marinades, and condiments.
Also Tessemae’s commitment to healthy eating and living is the core of their mission, to provide simple, yet delicious food to consumers made with real ingredients. All products are also available for purchase directly from Tessemae’s at www.tessemaes.com.
By the way, I use Tessemae’s Organic Honey Balsamic, which is not only a healthier alternative, but also sweet with the added organic honey to make a cool summer meal with Honey Balsamic Grilled Shrimp, Strawberry and Cranberry Gorgonzola Pasta Salad.
See my Pasta Salad recipe below now…
- 16 oz bow tie pasta, cooked (or any pasta of choice)
- 1 cup Tessemae’s Honey Balsamic Dressing
- 3 cups sliced strawberries and cranberries
- 1/4 cup gorgonzola cheese
- 8 oz shrimp, cooked, tails removed (de-veined)
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse in cold water.
- Grill shrimp with a bit of olive oil, garlic and cracked pepper.
- Slice Strawberries and add to pasta in a large bowl. Top with Tessemae Honey Balsamic dressing, gorgonzola cheese and shrimp.
Do you like making pasta salads in the summer?
Also, will you try Tessemae’s organic dressings?
Now, tell me in the comments…