15 Pasta Salad Recipes

A delicious collection of 15 pasta salad recipes from food bloggers | gimmesomeoven.com

 

Everyone loves a good summer grill-out, with some burgers and brats on the grill.  But let’s be real — the highlight of any picnic (and we would contend, any Thanksgiving feast as well!) is rarely the main dish.

It’s all about the sides!!!

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Especially all of the famous side salads.

You’ve got your traditional potato salad, fruit salad, broccoli salad, and green salads galore. But if you’re really lucky? Pasta salad will make an appearance.  And not necessarily the infamous Italian tri-color pasta salad of of our childhoods, or its blobby, mayo-drenched counterpart.  Modern pasta salads are full of delicious, fresh, and creative ingredients.  Plus they’re typically very quick and easy to make, and easy to prepare in advance, which makes them perfect for busy summer days.

So today, we’ve found 15 cool and creative pasta salads to share with you that would be perfect for your next summer BBQ. From a pasta with a fun southwestern spin, to a bright and colorful peanut and ginger flavored soba noodle salad, these recipes are more inventive than the stuff you grew up with, and are sure to please a crowd.

Enjoy!

Easy Summer Pasta Salad | twopeasandtheirpod.com

Easy Summer Pasta Salad | Two Peas and Their Pod

Mediterranean Tortellini Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette | joanne-eatswellwithothers.com

Mediterranean Tortellini Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette | Joanne Eats Well With Others

5-Ingredient Pasta Salad | gimmesomeoven.com

5-Ingredient Pasta Salad | Gimme Some Oven

Vegan Macaroni Salad | minimalistbaker.com

Vegan Macaroni Salad | Minimalist Baker

Healthy Southwest Pasta Salad with Chipotle-Lime Greek Yogurt Dressing | ambitiouskitchen.com

Healthy Southwest Pasta Salad with Chipotle-Lime Greek Yogurt Dressing | Ambitious Kitchen

Tzatziki Pasta Salad | spicysouthernkitchen.com

Tzatziki Pasta Salad | Spicy Southern Kitchen

 Sugar Snap Pea and Carrot Soba Noodles | cookieandkate.com

 Sugar Snap Pea and Carrot Soba Noodles | Cookie and Kate

Asparagus and Arugula Pasta Salad | gimmesomeoven.com

Asparagus and Arugula Pasta Salad | Gimme Some Oven

Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad | hostthetoast.com

Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad | Host the Toast

Marinated Vegetable Pasta Salad | barefeetinthekitchen.com

Marinated Vegetable Pasta Salad | Barefeet in the Kitchen

Mexican Pasta Salad | yummyhealthyeasy.com

Mexican Pasta Salad | Yummy Healthy Easy

5-Ingredient Strawberry Caprese Pasta Salad | gimmesomeoven.com

5-Ingredient Strawberry Caprese Pasta Salad | Gimme Some Oven

Summer Macaroni Salad with Crispy Pancetta and Petite Peas in a Bright & Creamy Lemon-Thyme Dressing | thecozyapron.com

Summer Macaroni Salad with Crispy Pancetta and Petite Peas in a Bright & Creamy Lemon-Thyme Dressing | The Cozy Apron

Kale Caesar Pasta Salad | foodiecrush.com

Kale Caesar Pasta Salad | Foodiecrush

Caprese Pasta Salad | loveandoliveoil.com

Caprese Pasta Salad | Love & Olive Oil

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Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven

Hayley Putnam lives to eat, and loves writing, particularly about food! She contributes to Foodie Crush, and also bakes and blogs for her own little nook of the food blogosphere, Tiptoes in the KitchenShe lives in Greensboro, N.C., with her husband Jay and their four-legged furry daughter, Luma.  You can also find Hayley on Pinterest and Instagram.

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14 comments on “15 Pasta Salad Recipes”

  1. I LOVE me a good pasta salad, and all of these look so tasty! I might just need to have a pasta salad dinner so I can try all of them! Pinned!

    • Thanks Taylor! And a pasta salad dinner sounds like an excellent idea — YUM! :)

  2. OH, this is fantastic, thanks for sharing.  I need to shake up my pasta salad routine and that Mexican Pasta Salad looks delish!  

  3. these all look delicious! very timely. thank you!

  4. Great set of recipes!  I found quite a few that I would be interested in trying.

  5. Hi, I wanted to make this for an event that ill be doing. Ill be serving 300ppl. In your opinion could I prep this the night before? Or what would you suggest? Thanks! 

    • Hi Vanessa! Wow, that’s a lot of people! We absolutely think prepping the night before would be fine. Good luck with everything!

  6. This was for the kale ceaser pasta salad

  7. Fantastic ideas, love it 

  8. I just love pasta salads I’m gonna try some of these yummy recipes