Summer to me means a symphony for the senses. Fresh tastes, nostalgic aromas, sticky temperatures, and vivid colors. This al fresco dinner party encompassed all of those things. Including one of my favorite simple summer “salads” — you know the kind that isn’t a really salad per-say but we call them salads because they’re cold, refreshing and easily accessible from a Tupperware container aka picnic ready.
This shrimp pasta salad is an old standby of mine that I’ve made for years. It’s hearty enough to satisfy your hungriest diner – yet is light enough to eat on the most oppressively hot daze. Loved sharing this Mediterranian inspired dish with my friends on this lovely patio — hope you enjoy it as much as they did. Don’t forget to make it your own — throw some toasted pine nuts on top — add some grilled corn. Go CRAZY!
looking for some hashtag cheeseboard goals? head on over to BySarahRae.com and check out Sarah’s drool-worthy spread.
((photos by emily gude photography))