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Pasta Salad is a staple as a barbecue side dish for good reason – it’s satisfying, simple, and the perfect outlet for fresh, seasonal vegetables. Plus, it makes for tasty leftovers and could even be the star of the show on hot summer nights instead of just the side. Forego your classic recipe and try these bold, flavorful pasta salads instead:
Sicilian Pasta Salad
With the intense flavors from the marinated artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes, you won’t believe this pasta salad takes less than 30 minutes. Get the recipe.
Summer Pasta Salad with Grilled Vegetables
Grilling the zucchini and red bell pepper amplify their flavor while the fresh oregano and basil lighten everything up. Get the recipe.
Pasta Shells with Egg, Beat, and Arugula Salad
Break the mold of the traditional pasta salad by stuffing jumbo pasta shells with the spicy arugula and creamy salad. Get the recipe.
Penne Pasta Salad with Shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano
Nutty, salty Parmigiano-Reggiano give the penne and broccoli the essential flavor to the dish, along with a touch of red jalapeno chile. Get the recipe.
Pasta and Veggie Salad
Tossing just-cooked pasta while it’s still hot with the olive oil and garlic allows it to absorb the flavor. Add seasonal items right from your garden such as carrots, corn, tomatoes, and peppers. Get the recipe.
Pasta ‘Tuna’ Salad
Marinated tofu and soy mayonnaise ramp the classic tuna pasta salad while providing a dish that’s high in protein. Get the recipe.
Which pasta salad recipe are you going to try? Let us know what you think!