Pasta salad is one of my favorite summertime dishes and can be varied according to preference. Easy to prepare, pasta salad is a great dish to accompany sandwiches on your next sunny summer day picnic. Certain variations, like the Black & Blue recipe below, are hearty enough for a main dish. Get creative, you can make a myriad of different variations. Have a favorite? Share your recipe in the comments section or send it by email .
Cover and refrigerate at least two hours, adjust seasonings according to preference and add more oil/vinegar if the salad is to dry. If using fennel, save some of the feathery tops to garnish salad with.