Changes to your fashion and beauty looks aren’t the only things that need an overhaul come springtime — your collection of recipes could also use a bit of a kick. Let’s face it: Now that the weather is filled with sunny days and sultry nights, the last thing you want to do is to be stuck slaving over a hot stove. Scroll on for 12 delicious pasta salad recipes that are as beautiful to look at as they are to eat.


1. Asian Pasta Salad: Asian flavors are great for hot or cold dishes, pasta salads included. This one is refreshing and filled with some savory veggies. (via Damn Delicious)

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2. Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad: Avocados are good for you, and they taste great when combined with a delicious pasta. This creamy dish is almost too good to be true. (via The Healthy Foodie)


3. Sweet and Sour Cucumber Thai Pasta Salad (Gluten-Free): Anything gluten-free is all the rage these days, so why not incorporate it into a Thai-inspired salad? Sweet, sour and healthy? Sign us up! (via Peas and Crayons)

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4. Caprese Pasta Salad: If you are already a fan of the traditional Caprese salad, then you’ll absolutely love this one. It was basically made for casual picnics and sunny beach outings. (via The Recipe Critic)

5. Fiesta Ranch Chicken Pasta Salad: Some ingredients are just made for each other. Chicken, ranch and Southwestern flavor are tasty components that join forces for this fantastic party salad. (via Butter With a Side of Bread)

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6. Soba Noodle and Vegetable Salad: Even if you’re new to the Soba-noodle train, after one taste of this dish, you’ll become obsessed. (via In Pursuit of More)

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7. Pizza Pasta Salad: There is always time for pizza, and some of the best ways to enjoy it are not in the traditional sense. Turn the beloved pie on its ear and make this pizza-licious pasta salad instead. (Via From Valerie’s Kitchen)

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8. Kale Pasta Salad: Got Kale? You won’t have to ask that question after eating this kale-packed salad because it has all that you need. (via The Pioneer Woman)

9. Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad: Anything featuring Greek ingredients is practically impossible to say no to. This standout dish features cheese tortellini — need we say more? (via Two Peas and Their Pod)

10. Chickpea Pasta Salad: Courtesy of this salad, chickpeas are front and center, with yummy veggies and a mouthwatering dressing. (via PBS)

11. Southwest Quinoa Pasta Salad: You literally can’t escape quinoa these days, so get creative and throw it in a summer salad like this one. (via 86 Lemons)

12. Vegan Pasta Salad: This vegan pasta salad is so good that even non-vegans are sure to be lining up for seconds. (via Lunchbox Bunch)

Do you have a pasta salad recipe that you love to eat during spring? Let us know all about it in the comments!