14 Summery Pasta Salads to Make Right Now
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14 Summery Pasta Salads to Make Right Now

You know what’s great about pasta salads? You don’t have to slave away at the stove all day to make ’em. They’re a quick fix for a last minute picnic or even a trip to the beach. This summer, celebrate the deliciousness with these 14 simple and fresh pasta salad recipes! And then if you feel guilty about eating the entire thing (hey, it happens), work those carbs off with a circuit workout. See? It works out (ha!) for everyone.

1. Pesto Pasta Salad With Roasted Vegetables: Basil is one of the most versatile herbs around. It finds its way into everything from Thai curries to culinary cocktails. But sometimes we like to bring it back to basics and enjoy a delectable pesto. (via Eats Well with Others)

2. Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad: Can’t get enough wings? Try this pasta salad. You just may have found your next obsession here. (via The Girl Who Ate Everything)

3. Caprese Pasta Salad: Another Italian classic — the caprese salad. Tomato, basil and mozzarella are the three best friends that anyone could have. (via Simply Scratch)

4. South of the Border Pasta Salad: There are plenty of Texans at Brit HQ, so we decided we’d share a Tex Mex take on pasta salad. The bold flavors and colors are sure to make this one of your favorites. (via Mary Ellen’s Cooking Creations)

5. Whole Wheat Greek Pasta Salad: Buckle up. We’re taking a trip to Greece! Not only is this Mediterranean dish made of whole wheat pasta, but it’s perfectly balanced with the saltiness of olives and feta playing against the slightly sweet flavors of tomato and bell pepper. (via Foodie Crush)

6. Asian Noodle Salad With Baked Tofu: Oodles of noodles! This Asian-inspired dish is packed with protein in the form of yummy (yes, yummy) baked tofu. (via Two Blue Lemons)

7. Summer Orzo Pasta Salad: If you’ve ever seen an episode of Giada’s Everyday Italian, you know that orzo is a favorite in Italy. Unfortunately, it’s super under appreciated here in the States. Give it a shot, it’s like rice… but it’s pasta! So cool. (via A Cedar Spoon)

8. Roasted Garlic Pasta Salad: Vampires stay away. We’ve got a truckload of garlic in this kitchen! Devour this delicious salad, pop a breath mint and you’re good to go. (via Budget Bytes)

9. Indian Inspired Pasta Salad: We’re really traveling around the globe today, aren’t we? Indian food would probably be the last thing on your mind when you hear the word “pasta,” but it turns out that Indian-inspired pasta is actually quite tasty. (via My Fancy Pantry)

10. Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad: Macaroni and cheese? Nah, we’re reinventing it today. Check out this gorgeous sundried tomato macaroni salad. (via Willow Bird Baking)

11. Spanish Charcuterie Pasta Salad: Charcuterie is a branch of cooking wholeheartedly devoted to meat products. And this salad pays tribute to all the salty, smokey goodness. (via In Sock Monkey Slippers)

12. Lemon Cilantro Avocado Pasta Salad: More pesto, please! But this time, it’s made with avocado and cilantro, making it super creamy. (via The Diva Dish)

13. Buttermilk Ranch Pasta Salad: Ranch dressing basically covers all of your picnic food basics. Not only can you make a fantastic dip for your raw veggies, but you can make a pasta salad with the leftover dressing. (via Flour on My Face)

14. Summer Chicken Pasta Salad: Last but not least, another summery chicken salad. Because, why not? (via Coconut & Lime)

Which flavorful pasta salad will make an appearance in your kitchen soon? Let us know in the comments below!