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10 Pasta Salads to Enjoy This Summer

Now that summer is here, the last thing I want to do is spend hours in the hot kitchen making meals for the family. Of course, I still want to give my family some delicious summer meals, but they need to be super easy and stress-free. That’s where summer pasta salads come in!

Cold pasta salads are the perfect ideal side dish for those hot summer months because they are meant to be served cold. It only takes minutes to whip up a pasta salad, so you aren’t spending so much time cooking dinner. Instead you are enjoying the outdoors more with your family.

If you plan on having a backyard barbecue, summer pasta salads are the perfect side dish to serve along with many summer dinner meals—they are great with any grilled meats. Another great thing about pasta salads is that there are so many options to choose from. With so many options to choose from, check out some of these summer pasta salad recipes I’ve found.

Taco Pasta Salad recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything

Filled with black bans, corn, cilantro, avocados, and tomatoes that’s tossed in a vinaigrette and then sprinkled with cheese. Making a delicious Mexican inspired pasta salad.

Poppy Seed Chicken and Grape Pasta Salad recipe from Cooking Classy

Tender bowtie pasta with hearty chicken, sweet grapes, crisp celery, and crunchy almonds mixed in a creamy poppy seed dressing.

Strawberry Avocado Pasta Salad recipe from The Cookie Rookie

A delicious summer pasta salad with feta, strawberries, avocado, poppy seed dressing that is so light and fresh!

Rainbow Antipasto Pasta Salad recipe from Gimme Some Oven

Use different cheeses, meats, and olives to create this rainbow antipasto pasta salad.

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad recipe from Valerie’s Kitchen

Take your favorite classic salad and add some pasta noodles for something new.

Southwest Tortellini Pasta Salad recipe from Tastes Better from Scratch

A fresh and easy pasta salad with veggies, proteins, and coasted in a southwest dressing that is healthy.

Bruschetta Pasta Salad recipe from A Pretty Life

If you enjoy bruschetta then you’ll love this pasta salad loaded with tomatoes, basil, parmesan cheese, and noodles!

Greek Pasta Salad recipe from Delish

Pair Greek flavors with a pasta salad. You’ll love this.

Broccoli Pasta Salad recipe from Pics & Pastries

A delicious broccoli filled pasta salad with a peppers and cranberries.

Bacon and Avocado Macaroni Salad recipe from Damn Delicious

Make a simple macaroni salad with avocado and bacon in a lemon-thyme dressing.

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