Below are some of my favorite add ins or variations to this tri color pasta salad recipe pasta while i love using tricolor rotini some other good pasta choices are bow ties macaroni medium or small shells orzo and radiatore pasta meat rotisserie chicken or shredded chicken mini pepperoni salami ham and crispy bacon note that bacon.

Ham broccoli and orzo casserole a kid pleaser and the perfect comfort food this gooey orzo casserole is a complete meal in one for an extra homey touch i make mine in my favorite hand me down casserole dish from my grandma laverne mdash heather arndt anderson portland oregon ham and swiss salad in a jar.

How to make cranberry goat cheese and pecan salad first mix the dressing in the bottom of a large bowl don rsquo t bother with a smaller bowl ndash that just gets another dish dirty whisk together olive oil balsamic vinegar mayo maple syrup salt and pepper skip this step if using store bought dressing then toss the greens with the dressing use tongs to coat hellip.

Broccoli salad broccoli salad is a very popular spring summer side dish and everyone usually has their own way of making it my version uses dried cranberries sliced almonds roasted sunflower seeds although pumpkin seeds would be yummy as well sharp cheddar cheese cubes instead of shredded cheese and is all tossed together in a lightened up hellip.