If there’s anything that screams summer on a picnic table, it’s gotta be pasta salad. The only thing better than a big bowl of pasta, veggies, meats, herbs and spices? Fifteen of them 😉
Keep scrolling to check out 15 amazing pasta salad recipes from creators across the globe!
Fresh corn, juicy tomatoes and creamy avocado team up with salty pancetta, garlic and cheese for an easy to make and hard to forget summer pasta salad.
Move over, all other pasta salads. There’s a new kid in town. This Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad is PACKED with super sweet corn, queso fresco, and bacon, and is tossed in a creamy chili lime dressing. It’s the perfect thing for a meal planning or a potluck, and easily can be made ahead of time.
This Tortellini Caprese has all the classic Italian flavors with sweet juicy tomatoes, fresh basil, and delicious mozzarella. Bump up this classic by tossing in cheese tortellini! And the perfect finish: a drizzle of homemade balsamic glaze.
Simple to prep and so flavorful, this easy Lemon Orzo Salad with Feta is so quick to toss together and a perfect side dish for any meal. Loaded with fresh herbs, cucumbers, peppers and lots of feta. Lemon zest and juice give the salad a vibrant and fresh flavor everyone will love!
This Mexican Pasta Salad is the ultimate summer BBQ side dish! Colorful bowtie pasta + juicy tomatoes + black beans pair with a creamy avocado vinaigrette for a salad everyone will love!
Seafood pasta salad is a perfect as a side dish or main all summer long. Full of sweet crab meat and shrimp, loads of veggies and a creamy bold dressing, this noodle salad will be a hit anytime you make it!
This Green Goddess Pasta Salad with avocado, broccoli, spinach, and pumpkin seeds is an easy vegan make-ahead side or light main course literally bursting at the seams with healthy ingredients. This 30-minute plant-based recipe is tossed in a simple lemon garlic olive oil dressing, and packed with green veggies!
For all the picnics, potlucks, cookouts, and tailgates ahead – let me introduce, the Best Summery Pasta Salad! It’s full of delicious things like mozzarella, black olives, fresh basil, tomatoes, and it’s all swimming in the easiest Italian Dressing you ever shook up!
This vibrant bowtie pasta salad is the perfect spring or summer side dish! Each bite is filled with juicy tomatoes, chickpeas, and lots of fresh basil, and the pasta is tossed with a homemade parmesan herb dressing that is simply delicious.
10) BLT Pasta Salad
BLT pasta salad takes the classic flavors of a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich and turns them into a super fresh, super crave-able summer side dish for barbecues and potlucks (or the best work-from-home lunch ever!)
This vibrant pesto pasta salad is coated in a bright basil pesto and loaded with fresh vegetables and crumbled cheese!
Homemade, copycat version of Ruby Tuesday’s pasta salad – rotini pasta, diced ham, peas and green pepper make for the perfect side dish for a summer party!
This shrimp pasta salad is creamy and refreshing, with fresh dill and a zesty lemon dressing. The perfect chilled summer dish to bring to a BBQ or potluck!
14) Tuna Pasta Salad
This creamy Tuna Pasta Salad recipe is served with macaroni, eggs, celery, onions, peas, and of course- tuna fish. This makes an easy lunch, snack, or side dish that is pulled straight from the fridge and served cold!
15) Pea Shoots Pasta
Simple Pea Shoots Pasta recipe that’s delicious and healthy! Farfalle pasta is mixed with pea shoots, peas and Parmesan cheese to make a 30 minute easy recipe that your family will love!