Garden Fresh Pasta Salad with Suddenly Salad Recipe


Garden Fresh Pasta Salad with Okra and Chickpeas. Click the picture for the recipe.

Pasta is one of my favorite things to eat. Add in fresh veggies and, oh man. Deliciousness.

To celebrate the renewing and revitalizing of spring and summer months, I decided to make a simple and refreshing Garden Fresh Pasta Salad with okra and chickpeas. This dish is so simple to make, your little ones can help prepare it. Have them snap the beans, cut the olives with a butter knife, and stir it all together.

Suddenly Salad Pasta Classic

During summer months I like to eat meals that are a little lighter and not as heavy, but ones that still contain and help us fulfill our daily nutrition requirements. For this reason, I decided to include the pasta for grains, fruits and vegetables, and beans for protein.

Ingredients

  • 1 box Suddenly Salad Classic Pasta (including the sauce)
  • 1/2 cup okra, sliced
  • 1/2 cup green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cucumber, peeled and cut into quarters
  • 1/4 cup black olives, sliced in half longways
  • 3/4 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half longways
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Directions

1. Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packaging.

Garden Fresh Pasta Salad Step 1

2. Prepare the sauce from the box according to the package instructions.

Garden Fresh Pasta Salad Step 3

3. As the noodles cook, prepare your vegetables and fruits so they are ready to mix in.

Garden Fresh Pasta Salad Step 2

4. Once the pasta is finished cooking and you’ve rinsed with cool water and drained according to the instructions, toss the pasta in with the sauce.

Garden Fresh Pasta Salad Step 4

5. Mix in the okra, green beans, chickpeas, cucumber, and olives.

Garden Fresh Pasta Salad Step 6

6. Fold in the tomatoes. The reason I did these after is because tomatoes fall apart more easily so I wanted to make sure they stay in tact.

Garden Fresh Pasta Salad Step 7

7. Gently stir in the apple cider vinegar.

8. Serve room temperature or chilled.

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Enjoy the refreshing taste of summer with this easy garden fresh pasta salad. Great as a meal or a side dish.
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 box Suddenly Salad Classic Pasta (including the sauce)
  • ½ cup okra, sliced
  • ½ cup green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ½ cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cucumber, peeled and cut into quarters
  • ¼ cup black olives, sliced in half longways
  • ¾ cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half longways
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packaging.
  2. Prepare the sauce from the box according to the package instructions.
  3. As the noodles cook, prepare your vegetables and fruits so they are ready to mix in.
  4. Once the pasta is finished cooking and you've rinsed with cool water and drained according to the instructions, toss the pasta in with the sauce.
  5. Mix in the okra, green beans, chickpeas, cucumber, and olives.
  6. Fold in the tomatoes. The reason I did these after is because tomatoes fall apart more easily so I wanted to make sure they stay in tact.
  7. Gently stir in the apple cider vinegar.
  8. Serve room temperature or chilled.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1¼ cup

Garden Fresh Pasta Salad. Click the picture for the recipe.

You can purchase Suddenly Salad products at Publix grocery stores.

Suddenly Salad products are delicious, simple, and pair perfectly with grilling out. Their Classic and Bacon & Ranch flavors are the top selling varieties, but there are many others you can try too! Each container serves four, can be served cold, and contains 6g protein. They even provide stir-in ideas and a recipe on the box. *Allergens: contains wheat, milk, may contain egg & soy.

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-Do you grill out during the summer? What is your favorite side to serve? Do you like pasta salad?

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33 Comments

  1. I love Suddenly Salad products. They are an inexpensive way to provide fun and tasty salads. Even easy to do large batches for parties.

  2. This looks so good, I’ll have to try your recipe one day.

  3. I love Suddenly Salad’s Bacon Ranch pasta salad….It usually is eaten really fast in our house!

  4. I love suddenly salad! Your recipe looks great as well!

  5. Melissa Ireland

    I’ve always loved these pasta sides. I always have a box or two in my pantry unless it’s grocery day haha!!! Then I have to get more!

  6. My family likes them! They are easy to prepare & bring to a cook out also!

  7. Kristin Roth Williams

    I love the Ceasar Suddenly Salad. It’s so good!!

  8. I love suddenly Salad products.

  9. I like Suddenly Pasta Salad Classic, quick and easy way to fix quick meals.

  10. Amanda Sakovitz

    I love them! I’ve been eating these for years!

  11. We like Suddenly Salad products. It is so nice and easy to add your own food touches to the base salad. I think their new grains Suddenly Salad products sound interesting.

  12. I used to eat them all the time and they’re so good. It’s been a few years since I’ve bought them – but they will be great for some upcoming get togethers we are having!

  13. I love Suddenly Pasta salads and eat them every week

  14. The bacon ranch suddenly salad sounds good with some scallions on top.

  15. I haven’t had it in ages – I loved it when I used to make it, and I’m excited to try it again! like meeting up with a good pal you haven’t seen!

  16. I love the Suddenly Salad products! They are so easy to make and I love that you can make them early in the day….and a nice side dish for meals! I also love that you can change them up a bit depending on what you want to add in at the end!

  17. This looks like an easy way to make pasta salad.

  18. They good and convenient.

  19. rochelle haynes

    Never tried this but would like too

  20. My family loves suddenly salad in the summer. I usually do the classic with black olives, salami, and peas.

  21. Suddenly salad sounds wonderful, but I wisht that they made it gluten free too. I can’t eat it because of gluten.

  22. We love Suddenly Salad products. They make pasta salads so easy and tasty.

  23. I haven’t made Suddenly Salad in a long while but when I did it was really good….this recipe looks yummy!!

  24. Leigh Anne Borders

    We love Suddenly Salad. They are quick and easy to make. We like to make the classic and add bacon and sun dried tomatoes.

  25. Looks good. I would love to try them out. Never had them before.

  26. shelly peterson

    I like the suddenly Salad products, it makes it so easy to create a salad.

  27. I regularly use Suddenly Salad products.
    Easy to add ingredients to satisfy any appetite.
    form name Barbara Montag
    thank you

  28. My family loves Suddenly Salad products and eat them all the time! I got a lot of these Suddenly Salads at the Grocery outlet in my town for .99 cents a box! They are easy to make and so delicious!

  29. I love the Suddenly Salads and make them on a weekly basis in the summer. I love to dress them up as well as try new recipes on their website. Yum!

  30. I think they are excellent when you are short on time! Not to mention full of flavor!

  31. I am a huge fan of suddenly salad products. They are so easy to cook with and flavorful.

  32. I love how easy they are! Very simple side dish for a bbq!

  33. *Thanks so much* Arts & Crackers! I look forward to making Suddenly Salad products 🙂

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