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20 Pasta Salad Recipes You Need To Deal with This Hot Summer


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Pasta salad is appetizing and everybody heart favorite salad. It is one of the best recipes where I always appear to have the ingredients on hand. It is the best and especially considering that best for summer events that need a contribution to a community food table. Time to cry into the pasta salad, let see a clear list of 20 pasta salad recipes you need to deal with this hot summer quickly. Of course, you can ready a homemade pasta salad dressing for these recipes but using store believed Greek dressing varieties it quick to sort and tastes delicious.

A List of 20 Pasta Salad Recipes

20- Shrimp, Lemon, and Gemelli Party Pasta Salad

Shrimp, Lemon and Gemelli Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. jumbo shrimp
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh dill
  • 1 lb. cavatappi pasta or Gemelli
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ seedless English cucumber
  • 2 tbsp. champagne or white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tbsp. Capers
  • ¼ c. Extra-Virgin olive oil
  • 1 pt. multicolored grape tomatoes

Directions

Pour salted water in the large covered saucepot and boil on high heat. Cook pasta 3 minutes less than label directs, inspiring occasionally. Add shrimp to the saucepot and cook additional 2 to 3 minutes or until pasta is all done. Drain well. However pasta cooks, from lemon, grill one teaspoon peel, and crush 2 tbsp. Juice into the large bowl.

Combine, garlic, dill, oil, mustard, capers, vinegar, and half tsp. Each salt and pepper into a bowl and whisk to combine. Stir in cucumber and tomatoes.

Add warm shrimp and pasta to a large bowl, toss until well-coated. Serve hot or refrigerate in airtight container up to one day ahead.

19- Tuscan Bean and Pasta Salad

Tuscan Bean Pasta Salad

Tuscan bean and pasta salad are very healthy and everybody favorite salad. It is easier to make and nutritional for your family. This Pasta salad is the most favorite dish of kids. Let’s know, about the recipe of Tuscan bean and pasta salad.

18- Pasta with Chicken, Spinach Pesto, and Vegetables

Chicken and Spinach Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Pasta
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1½ c. shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 4 oz. baby spinach (about 4 cups)
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. grated pecorino or Parmesan
  • 1 pt. grape tomatoes
  • ½ small Red Onion
  • 2 tbsp. roasted almonds
  • Kosher salt and pepper

Directions

First, cook the pasta according to pack instructions. Reserve the half cup of the cooking liquid, drain the pasta, and add to the pot. Add beat the almonds, lemon zest, and garlic into the food processor and chop. Now, add the oil, spinach, pecorino, and 1/8 tsp. each pepper and salt. Smash until smooth, rasping down the rims of the bowl as essential. Toss the pasta with the pesto; accumulate some of the kept cooking water if the pasta seems dry. Add chicken, onion, tomatoes to the pasta and toss to mix.

17- Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Pasta
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese balls (cut in half)
  • 1 lb. summer sausage or salami, cut into chunks
  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • ¾ cup black olives, sliced
  • ¼ cup minced fresh parsley
  • Sliced red onion, crumbled feta cheese, pepperoncini, optional
  • 1 ½ cups Italian pasta salad dressing

Cook pasta with package instructions. Set to cool marginally. Add all ingredients together. Keep in the fridge for 2-3 days. I think it tastes finest the day after you make it.

16- Greek Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. short pasta
  • 1-pint grape tomatoes halved
  • 1 bell pepper (red or orange), diced
  • 3/4 long English cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup sliced pitted olives
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, cubed
  • 1/3 cup red onion, diced

Dressing

  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp. oregano

OR

  • 1 cup bottled Greek vinaigrette dressing

Instructions

Whisk all dressing ingredients together. Cook pasta according to the package. Rinse under cold water. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Add dressing and mix. Transfer to refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

15- Pizza Pasta Salad

Pizza Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 1/2 green pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup pizza mozzarella, diced
  • 8 oz pasta
  • 1/2 cup red onion
  • 1/2 cup black olives
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil
  • 1 1/4 cup mini pepperoni
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Dressing

  • One cup store bought Italian dressing

Instructions

Cook pasta to package direction and rinse under cool water. Combine pasta, tomatoes, green and red pepper, onion, olives, mozzarella, and pepperoni, toss with dressing. Top with parmesan cheese & fresh basil. Add into refrigerating for one hour before serving.

14- Chicken Club Pasta Salad

Chicken Club Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • ½ avocado, seeded & diced
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked, drained
  • 1 tomato, seeded & diced
  • 8 oz. pasta
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese

Dressing

  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • chives
  • 1 tbsp. fresh dill
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Add all dressing ingredients in a bowl and combine it – set aside. Cook pasta and rinse it with cold water. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl excluding dressing. Add dressing to taste.

13- Hawaiian Pasta Salad

Hawaiian Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. rotini pasta
  • 1 can pineapple tidbits
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 2 cups diced ham
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced

Dressing

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • To taste black pepper

Instructions

Combine all the dressing ingredients in a large bowl and mix well, until smooth. Cook pasta according to package method. Remove and rinse under cold water, set aside.

Combine all the remaining ingredients in a large with dressing. Refrigerate for 2 hours before eating.

12- Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • ½ lb. dry shell pasta
  • ¾ cup sliced pickles
  • 2 tbsp. fresh dill
  • ½ cup pickle juice
  • 2/3 cup cheddar cheese, diced
  • 3 tbsp. finely diced white onion

Dressing

  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 4 tbsp. pickle juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Boil pasta with package method and rinse under cold water. Mix cold pasta with about ½ cup of pickle juice and set aside for about 5 minutes. Rinse & discard pickle juice. Add all dressing ingredients in a large bowl and combine it well. Toss pasta, all ingredients, and dressing mixture in a large bowl. Add at least 1 hour before serving.

11- Creamy Cucumber Pasta Salad

Creamy Cucumber Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 long English cucumber
  • ½ sweet white onion
  • ½ lb. medium sized pasta

Dressing

  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. fresh dill
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. white vinegar
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions

In a small container, add all ingredients and mix well. Boil pasta according to package instructions. Run in cold water to stop cooking. Cut cucumber in half lengthwise and reduce seeds. Slice into thin slices. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Set aside at least 40 minutes before eating.

10- Shrimp Pasta Salad

Shrimp Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • ½ lb. macaroni noodles
  • 1 tbsp. minced onion
  • 2/3 cup chopped celery
  • 1 1/3 cup small cooked shrimp
  • ½ cup diced red pepper

Dressing

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp. salt or to taste
  • 2 tbsp. sweet relish

Instructions

Add all dressing ingredients into a bowl and combine it well. Cook macaroni and rinse in cold water and drain. Pour all the components in a large bowl and mix with dressing stuff. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.

9- Taco Pasta Salad

Taco Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. rigatoni
  • 1 15-oz. jar salsa
  • 2 tbsp. hot sauce
  • 1 c. corn kernels, fresh, canned
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 15-oz. can black beans, rinsed
  • ¼ c. fresh chopped cilantro
  • 2 c. shredded Mexican Cheese

Instructions

In the large saucepan of salted boiled water, cook rigatoni according to package directions and drain it, add large bowl. Add cheese, avocado, hot sauce, corn, black beans, salsa, and cilantro to bowl and mix until combined.

8- Strawberry Balsamic Pasta Salad

Strawberry Balsamic Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. penne
  • 2 c. sliced strawberries
  • ¼ c. sliced almonds, toasted
  • 3 c. baby spinach
  • Kosher salt
  • Balsamic glaze, for drizzling
  • 1 c. crumbled feta
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

Boil penne according to package methods rinses and transfer to a large bowl. Pour spinach, feta, almonds, and strawberries and combine until mix. Fall with salt and pepper to taste, sprinkle with balsamic glaze and eat.

7- Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. rigatoni
  • 2 c. shredded rotisserie chicken
  • ¼ c. ranch dressing, plus more for drizzling
  • ¾ c. buffalo sauce
  • 4-5 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • ½ c. chopped chives
  • Kosher salt

Instructions

Cook rigatoni according to pack direction. Drain and pour into a large bowl. Combine buffalo sauce, celery, chicken, ranch dressing, and chives to bowl and toss until combined. Sprinkle with extra ranch and serve.

6- BBQ Chicken Pasta Salad

BBQ Chicken Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • ½ c. barbecue sauce
  • 1 lb. cavatappi
  • 2 limes juice
  • 1 /2 tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ lb. rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 2 green onion, cut thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • ½ c. fresh or frozen corn
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

Cook cavatappi according to pack and Rinse and pour into a large bowl. For dressing, add barbecue sauce, lime juice, and garlic powder in a small bowl, whisk together. Add ingredients to bowl with dressing and toss until well combined. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle more dressing, if desired.

5- Cobb Pasta Salad

Cobb Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon
  • Ranch dressing
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1 lb. Gemelli
  • 1 c. cherry tomatoes halved
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs, roughly chopped
  • 1 c. cherry tomatoes halved
  • ¼ c. crumbled blue cheese
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

According to pack instruction cook Gemelli. Rinse and pour large serving bowl. Cook bacon until crispy, rinse and chop, then set aside. Add ranch dressing in the serving bowl and mix with pasta until evenly coated. Add bacon, tomatoes, egg, blue cheese, and avocado. Season with salt and pepper and combine to incorporate. Sprinkle with more ranch dressing and eat.

4- Pimiento Pasta Salad

Pimiento Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. elbow macaroni
  • 3 jars pimento peppers, drained
  • 2 c. shredded cheddar
  • ¾ c. Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • ¼ c. chopped chives

Instructions

Follow the pack cooking instructions and Cook macaroni, drain, and transfer to a bowl. Add all ingredients except chives in a large bowl and combine it and mix well. Spring with salt to taste and toss with chives and eat.

3- Italian Angel Hair Salad

Italian Angel Hair Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • ½ lb. salami, chopped
  • ½ c. sliced black olives
  • 1 lb. angel hair
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ c. roasted red peppers, chopped
  • ½ c. chopped green pepper
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ c. additional virgin olive oil
  • ½ c. marinated mini mozzarella balls halved
  • ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes, crushed

Instructions

Cook angel hair according to instruction you find on the package. Rinse and pour into a large bowl. Add salami, roasted red pepper, olives, mozzarella, and green pepper to a bowl. In a glass jar, stir together lemon juice, olive oil, and red pepper flakes. Mix with pasta salad and eat.

2- Pesto, Feta, and Cherry Tomato Pasta Salad

Pesto, Feta, and Cherry Tomato Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. orecchiette
  • 1 c. cherry tomatoes halved
  • Fresh basil, for serving
  • 1 c. pesto
  • 1 c. feta, crumbled

Instructions

According to package instruction cook orecchiette, drain, and pour a large bowl. Add pesto and mix pasta until coated. Pour feta, tomatoes, and basil and mix.

1- Caprese Pasta Salad

Caprese Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 16-oz. cooked rotini pasta
  • 8-oz. cherry tomatoes or container grape halved
  • 8-oz. package Mozzarella pearls
  • ½ cup fresh chopped basil
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ cup pesto
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

Instructions

Combine all components in a big bowl and combine well. Cover it and transfer to refrigerate for chill until ready to eat.









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