Category: Picnics and Potlucks

Unstuffed Grape Leaves – Lemony Dolma Rice!

Unstuffed Grape Leaves – Lemony Dolma Rice!

Unstuffed grape leaves is an herbed rice bursting with flavor.  It’s so lemony that it makes my mouth water just thinking about it!  One of the only problems with this dish is that once you start eating it, you can’t stop. The lemon and herb […]

8 Easy Vegan Pasta Salads – Made with 5 Ingredients or Less From Trader Joe’s

8 Easy Vegan Pasta Salads – Made with 5 Ingredients or Less From Trader Joe’s

Trader Joes dips and spreads are not just to put on a cracker- they make great pasta sauces too! Here are 8 easy vegan pasta salads made with 5 ingredients or less from Trader Joe’s.  All 8 can be made gluten free with the gluten free […]

Olive Tapenade Pasta Salad with Fire Roasted Red Peppers

Olive Tapenade Pasta Salad with Fire Roasted Red Peppers

Olive Tapenade Pasta Salad with Fire Roasted Red Peppers  is one of my favorite easy, gluten free and vegan pasta salads. If you like olives, you will love this salad! With just 3 simple ingredients that you can buy in 1 stop at Trader Joes, this salad couldn’t be […]

Spicy Green Dragon Pasta Salad

Spicy Green Dragon Pasta Salad

Spicy Green Dragon Pasta Salad using the Green Dragon Hot Sause from Trader Joes makes a vegan/ gluten free Mexican style pasta salad that is bursting with flavor. The Green Dragon Sauce is a perfect blend of spicy, sweet and tangy with cilantro and garlic! […]

Everything Bagel Sesame Noodles

Everything Bagel Sesame Noodles

Everything Bagel Sesame Noodles pasta salad using the Everything but the Bagel Seasoning from Trader Joes. You won’t believe how easy it is to make and delicious this vegan and gluten free pasta salad! Everything but the Bagel Seasoning is my family’s new obsession! You […]

Creamy Artichoke Dip Pasta Salad

Creamy Artichoke Dip Pasta Salad

Creamy Artichoke Dip Pasta Salad using  the Trader Joe’s Artichoke Antipasto is vegan and gluten free, and tastes like that rich and creamy warm artichoke dip that you love! It is delicious served cold as a pasta salad or warm with melted vegan cheese like the […]

Piquilo Pepper and Quinoa Pasta Salad

Piquilo Pepper and Quinoa Pasta Salad

Trader Joe’s Piquilo Pepper and Quinoa Spread makes one of the quickest and easiest gluten free and vegan pasta salads ever! Do you need a quick dinner or to make a pasta salad fast for a potluck or picnic? This is surprisingly delicious! Even my […]

Wacky Macky – Vegan Kids’ Favorite Macaroni Salad!

Wacky Macky – Vegan Kids’ Favorite Macaroni Salad!

Vegan macaroni salad!  Yum!  Wacky Macky is a vegan, kid friendly twist on traditional macaroni salad! Macaroni, vegan mayo, and Smart Dogs mixed together create a pasta salad that tastes surprisingly like a bologna sandwich! It was born out of needing picnic food in a […]

Sweet Salsa Mexican  Pasta Salad

Sweet Salsa Mexican Pasta Salad

Sweet Salsa Mexican Pasta Salad with red lentil pasta and salsas from Trader Joes!  This pasta salad is vegan, gluten free, and oil free too.  Sweet with a little spice, this pasta salad is one of my kids’ favorites! I was intrigued by the red lentil […]

Fresh Bruschetta Pasta Salad

Fresh Bruschetta Pasta Salad

Bruschetta is not just to put on toast!  If you’re sick of traditional tomato sauce and want something fresh and clean tasting, you must try this!  It’s great hot or served cold as a pasta salad. Dinner really couldn’t be any easier than Bruschetta Pasta […]