Enjoy your pasta the healthier way with these fresh and luscious pasta salads. These are very easy and quick to make, and they will please any crowd.
If you enjoy pasta, you will doubly enjoy a delicious pasta salad. The best thing about them is that they are double duty recipes – you can have them as a side or as the main course. And because they are quick to prep (it’s a salad!), you can have them even on busy weeknights. Practical and tasty!
So check out these 25 wonderful pasta salad recipes (it’s hard to pick just one!) and try some of them in your kitchen. Enjoy!
Recipes in this Post
Caprese Pasta Salad with Sun-dried Tomatoes
This Caprese Pasta Salad is made with fresh mozzarella, basil, and juicy sun-dried tomatoes then finished with an herb dressing and balsamic glaze. See the link for the complete list of ingredients and instructions.
Southwest Vegan Pasta Salad
This easy southwest vegan pasta salad is packed with veggies. Think juicy cherry tomatoes, salty black olives, black beans, fire-roasted corn, scallions, and just a touch of cilantro for a pop of green goodness. See this article for the instructions.
The Best Pasta Salad
The Best Pasta Salad is a family recipe for a pasta salad that’s easily made into a gluten-free pasta salad. Follow the link for the complete method.
Chicken Pea Pasta Salad
This chicken pea pasta salad can be enjoyed warm or cold and served for dinner or lunch. With only three main ingredients it’s easy to make and super healthy. See the article for the cooking instructions.
Antipasto Tortellini Pasta Salad
This potluck favorite is packed with cheeses, meats, olives, peppers, and more for a hearty Italian summer side dish. See this link for the method.
Spinach Pasta Salad
This Spinach Pasta Salad is a tangy, garlicky, peppery pasta salad that I can’t seem to stop making and eating on repeat. Follow the article for the method.
Vegan Ranch Pasta Salad
This vegan ranch pasta salad is a healthy and satisfying dish for any BBQ or potluck. See this article for the complete list of ingredients and instructions.
Mediterranean Tuna Pasta Salad
This Mediterranean Tuna Pasta Salad is full of flavor. Colorful, fresh, and delicious, this tuna pasta salad is a must for your summer gatherings. Follow the article for the complete list of ingredients and instructions.
Easy Taco Pasta Salad
Summer is a great time for salads. Pasta salad is one of my favorites, because it’s quick, healthy, and filling enough to make a whole meal. Follow the article for the list of ingredients and instructions.
4 Ingredient Caprese Pesto Salad
Perfect for dinner or a potluck. See this link for the complete cooking method.
Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad
The secret ingredient in this Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad recipe will shock you. This avocado pasta salad is easy, creamy, vibrant, fresh and so satisfying. See the article for the list of ingredients and instructions.
Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
Crispy bacon, tender pasta, sharp cheese, sweet peas and cool, ranch dressing all together might make the best pasta salad ever. Follow this article for the complete cooking instructions.
Southwest Pasta Salad
This Southwest Pasta Salad is a twist on the classic. Wagon wheel pasta tossed with corn, beans, roasted red peppers, and creamy ranch dressing creates a flavor combination you and your guests will love. Follow the article for the complete list of ingredients and instructions.
Po’ Boy Shrimp Pasta Salad
Your favorite Shrimp Po’ Boy Sandwich turned into sensational Shrimp Pasta Salad with Creamy Remoulade Dressing. Follow this link for the cooking method.
This is a classic, tasty, and oh-so macaroni salad recipe. Made with classic ingredient staples including celery, red pepper, and onion and dressed up in a simple creamy mayo-based dressing, this is guaranteed to be a hit at every cookout and potluck this year. See this link for the method.
Broccoli Pasta Salad
Broccoli Pasta Salad combines a simple pasta salad with our favorite broccoli salad recipe. This easy recipe is the perfect side dish. See this article for the cooking method.
Green Goddess Pasta Salad
Green Goddess Pasta Salad is the stuff Summer Recipe dreams are made of. This healthy Pasta Salad Recipe is full of flavor and oh so easy to throw together. See this article for the complete list of ingredients and instructions.
Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad
Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad is the perfect BBQ side dish. See this article for the complete cooking instructions.
Deviled Egg Macaroni Pasta Salad
Deviled egg pasta salad with macaroni. Light on mayo and big on flavor, this dish is a hit at cookouts or gatherings. See this article for the cooking instructions.
Chicken Pasta Salad
Works double duty as a side or main. Follow the link for the cooking method.
Amish Pasta Salad
This recipe for Amish Pasta salad has many excellent reviews and is a top viewed recipe. Follow the article for the list of ingredients and instructions.
Lemon Herb Mediterranean Pasta Salad
A Pasta Salad made with fresh Mediterranean salad ingredients and drizzled with an incredible Lemon Herb dressing. Loaded with so much flavor and perfect for any occasion, everyone goes crazy over this pasta salad. See the article for the recipe.
Asian Pasta Salad
This Asian Pasta Salad has a satisfyingly crunchy texture and an utterly addictive sesame-soy dressing that will have everyone coming back for seconds. Follow this link for the cooking method.
Tuna Pasta Salad
This Tuna Pasta Salad with shell noodles, peas, tuna, celery, and Greek yogurt is fast, healthy, and a dish your whole family can enjoy. See the article for the complete list of ingredients and instructions.
Fiesta Pasta Salad
Fiesta Pasta Salad is loaded with corn, black beans, tomatoes, jalapeño, cilantro, and a fresh lime vinaigrette for a zesty, flavorful, summer side dish. See the article for the method.