A Summertime Pasta Salad Recipe with Willow Tree
As the summer heat ramps up, I find myself reaching for fresh produce, salads, and anything that can easily be packed up in a picnic basket to enjoy outdoors. We recently collaborated with Willow Tree, a New England-based company that produces deli chicken salads, dips, and hand-crafted poultry pies, to make a delicious chicken salad recipe, perfect for these hot days. Willow Tree is a favorite New England brand that has been around for over sixty years, and our mom used to serve their chicken salads and pies to us as kids! (Check out our giveaway on Instagram — it includes everything you need for an easy summer meal!)
Although the brand has been around for decades, they recently released a new look. We love the Willow Tree’s bright colors and streamlined packaging, which matches the feel of their premium products.
I really enjoy eating pasta salad in the summer – it combines a few of my favorite things like hearty carbs, greens, and meat. It is one of those dishes that you can totally create as you go along, using what you have in the fridge. Pasta salad can be served as a main or side dish, and can easily be put in a tupperware to bring along for a picnic. It also stores well for leftovers, which let’s be honest, is so important!
Summertime Pasta Salad with Willow Tree Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad
1 lb. pasta (I used fusilli, but you can use whatever you like!)
15 oz. package of Willow Tree Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad
4-5 radishes, sliced
parsley, for garnish
Cook pasta according to package. I prefer my pasta to be a little al dente when making pasta salad. Let pasta cool once cooked. Add chicken salad and radishes to pasta. Mix well. Top with parsley.
This recipe is so easy — while being delicious and filling. What’s your favorite summertime recipe? Have you tried Willow Tree products before? Find out where to buy Willow Tree in your area by checking out the retailer map here.
This post is sponsored by Willow Tree, a New England brand that we love. All thoughts are our own.