Looking for some Perfect Pasta Salads to enjoy this summer? Look no further… I have created a great list of some amazing salads from around the net to share with all of you. Perfect for summer bbq’s, picnics and potlucks.
10+ Perfect Pasta Salads
During the summer months I am always craving salads. I like to make a big batch and use leftovers for our meals. We will bbq many of meals throughout the week and salads are perfect to have along side. Salads are great with hot dogs, burgers, chicken, sausage, just about any main dish you are serving.
Pasta Salads are one of those summer must haves. For years I would make traditional macaroni and potato salads. Those are great but with so many other options, I have had to venture outside the box.
I’ve compiled a list of 10 + different pasta salads that we have tried or considering giving a try. I thought it would be great to share them with all of you. It’s ok to break out of the norm once in a while. Honestly, don’t be surprised if you happen to find some new family favorites here too.
Creamy Cilantro Lime Southwestern Pasta Salad from Mom On Time Out – satisfying enough for an easy dinner or a tasty addition to any party, BBQ or get together! Grilled chicken, black beans, corn, tomatoes, and a creamy cilantro lime dressing make this pasta salad exceptionally delicious!
Reuben Pasta Salad from Spend with Pennies – All of the amazing flavors of your favorite Reuben Sandwich in a delicious creamy pasta salad! Corned beef, swiss, sauerkraut and pickles are tossed with a simple Reuben inspired dressing for one the best potluck salads you’ve ever had!
Hawaiian Pasta Salad from My Site CincyShopper – awesome summer side dish. We added in some great Hawaiian flavors like ham and pineapple. The super delicious pineapple dressing is delish.
Watermelon Pasta Salad from Yellow Bliss Road – This is a refreshing, summer salad that will make a statement at your next picnic or family reunion! You may think mixing watermelon in with pasta sounds strange, but it is so good. You’ll have to give it a try while watermelon is so readily available this summer.
Avocado Cilantro Pasta Salad from Love Bakes Good Cakes – full of so many fresh veggies and you can easily pair it with your favorite summer main dish! One of the great things about it is it is so easy to customize – just add veggies you have on hand or stuff that your family likes.
California Spaghetti Pasta Salad from My Site CincyShopper – loaded with veggies like zucchini, cucumbers, peppers and more! Then we top it with lots of Parmesan cheese and an awesome blend of spices in the dressing.
Easy Lemon Orzo Pasta Salad from Life as a Strawberry – perfect for summer picnics, potlucks, and barbecues! A great make ahead lemon pasta side dish that everyone will enjoy. Vegetarian.
Crab Pasta Salad from Julie’s Eats and Treats – Pasta Salad Loaded with Crab Meat, Peas, Broccoli, Green Pepper and Onion!
Taco Pasta Salad from Lil Luna – easy to throw together and is a great side dish to go with all the Mexican dishes. Pasta Shells, black beans, corn, cilantro, avocado.
Spicy Ranch BLT Pasta Salad from Inside Bru Crew Life – Adding green chilies and avocados to this easy Pasta Salad gives this salad a spicy twist that everyone will love. This is a great side dish to bring to any meal or picnic.
Smoky Heirloom Tomato and Grilled Peach Pasta Salad with Basil Vinaigrette from How Sweet Eats – pretty tomatoes covered in salt and pepper and balsamic glaze, cheese and basil are loaded up in this pasta salad.
Chicken berry Pasta Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette from Five Heart Home – a sweet and savory summer dish drizzled with fresh Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette. And with its red, white, & blue color scheme, it’s the perfect recipe for 4th of July picnics, potlucks, and BBQs!
Be sure to see the 20 + Delicious Summer Salad Recipes that I shared with you last summer too!