Pasta Salad with Broccoli, Sugar Snap Peas, Tomatoes and Ham tossed in Yogurt Cilantro Dressing

lunch on 14 May 2014: pasta salad with yogurt cilantro dressing, TJ's cheddar corn puffs, and nectarines

lunch on 14 May 2014: pasta salad with yogurt cilantro dressing, TJ’s cheddar corn puffs, and nectarines

I’m having a bit of a deja vu moment, because we are in the midst of yet another heat wave. Didn’t we just have a heat wave two weeks ago? Why yes we did. It’s too hot in the house to do much of anything—let alone cook—so we’re eating a lot of salad. Last night I made this pasta salad for dinner. Usually I do an oil and vinegar dressing for pasta salad, but this time I decided to try a yogurt cilantro ranchy type of dressing. It turned out quite yummy and kiddos and grownups enjoyed it again today for lunch.

To make a yogurt cilantro ranchy type of dressing, mix up some yogurt with lots of minced cilantro, a little bit of mayo, juice of a lemon, a little garlic powder, a little onion powder and salt. I don’t think proportions matter much, just keep sprinkling in spices and tasting until you like it. Easy peasy.

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