*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…
For more information on Tessemae’s, find them on Facebook and/or Twitter.
Do you like making pasta salads in the summer?
Also, will you try Tessemae’s organic dressings?
Now, tell me in the comments…
Yum, sounds like a tasty salad perfect for summer!
Thanks Bev and really is. Hope you can try this one soon now!! 🙂
Seana Turner says
That looks so light and yummy. I will have to look for Tessemae’s.. I love shrimp, and it seems like something everyone gobbles up whenever I serve it – even children!
Same here, Seana and shrimp really is a favorite here, as well!! 🙂
William Holland says
I’ll pass this on to Bev. It looks way too healthy for me to try. LOL
Have a great Thursday. I’m playing catch-up after spending most of yesterday manning the booth at a Farmers’ Market….now I have to hustle.
Aw, know the catch up feeling this past week myself and hope Bev does enjoy though. Happy Thursday now, Bill!! 🙂
The Savvy Age says
yummed and pinned 🙂
Aw, thank you!! 😉
I should stop in Annapolis this weekend and pick up a few bottles. We’ve made pasta salad a couple of times this summer. The girls will love this one – it’s in the folder for recipes we need to make.
Aw, so happy you are going to give it a try and hope you and your girls will enjoy!!
Holy smokes this is like the perfect summer recipe! Yum! I pretty much need this right now. You rock. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe 🙂 I am a fan!
Aw, my total pleasure and truly hope you enjoy now when you make it, too Jen!! 🙂
Yum, yum! I love stuff like this – it makes an otherwise “mundane” dish so very good!
Happy Friday to you! I hope you’ve had a great week! Sending hugs!
Aw, thanks and hope you too had a great week, as well. Hugs xoxo
Diane Roark says
I too eat a lot of salads during the summer. I love strawberries and pasta. I have never heard of Tessemae’s dressings but it looks soooo delicious. The Honey Balsalmic would be my favorite and I know it would be amazing with strawberries. YUM!
Thanks for sharing!
Aw, happy to share and hope you can try their dressings soon now, too!! 😉
Kristi Campbell says
SO YUM. I used to not like the sweet stuff combined in my salads but recently have been CRAVING it and this recipe is totally perfect. Thank you!!!
Aw, you are so welcome and I know sweet every once in awhile is something I have been getting more into, as well now!! 😉
April G says
It really is hard to find an all natural dressing. There’s all sorts of crazy preservatives and sugars.
I truly agree and that is why I was so happy to learn of Tessemae’s dressings.
Amanda || Growing Up Madison says
Oh I just LOVE a good pasta salad, they are perfect for summer! I’ve never tried Tessame however, and I wonder if I can find it here. I’ll be looking for it in the supermarkets next time I go shopping.
I absolutely love cold salads all spring and summer long. I love pasta salads and fruit salads best!
Aw, me too and more Twins’ action at play!! 😉
Chris Desatoff says
Hm, shrimp and strawberries is a new one for me. I never would have thought to eat them together. Sounds pretty yummy!
Thanks Chris and I know different combo, but promise very yummy indeed 😉
Chris Carter says
That sounds utterly DELICIOUS Janine! And those dressings are definitely something I want to check out. I’ve been into salads a lot lately too.. 🙂 I’m always looking for yummy new dressings that are healthy! Are any of them gluten free? I’ll be looking into that. There are a few good ones out there, but I do hope there’s one in that amazing collection you shared!
So happy to share and truly hope you get to try a few of these, as well!! 😉
This looks delish!! I can vouch for Tessamae’s as I have tried their products before, all super yummy!
Aw, thanks Nellie and I definitely agree about Tessemae’s too 😉
Oh, yum! This sounds delicious! We don’t have pasta salad that often, but I’m starting to think that maybe we should change that. Thanks for the recipe!
Aw, so happy to share and hope you can indeed try soon now!! 🙂
This looks so yummy!!! I love having a fresh salad, and I will throw all kinds of things in there: especially strawberries. I happen to have some fresh picked ones right now, so I’ll have to give this a try. I prefer a simple salad dressing too, and not something that smothers or overwhelms the whole salad.
I am with you on not using an overpowering salad dressing either and this one really is mild and just yummy. So, I hope you get to try soon now 🙂
Katherines Corner says
I love the mix of savory and sweet in this salad. I can’t have any dressing on my salads, they all have onion or some other trigger… Hoping your week is as swet as you are xo
Aw, so sorry that dressings trigger for you, but also wishing you a wonderful week, too xoxo
OMG this sounds SO good! YUM!!!
Thanks so much Kristen and hope you can try this one soon, too now!! 🙂
All my favorites in one place!! This does sound oh so tasty delish!
Rosey, all my favorites too and hope you can try soon, as well 😉