13 Pasta Salad Recipes Perfect for Summertime

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Light and fresh, pasta salad is perfect for summertime. It’s a quick and easy to make dish to bring to a cookout or potluck. Pasta salad is also hardy enough to be a light summer dinner. These 13 pasta salad recipes are packed with flavor and guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.

Lite Tri-Color Pasta Salad

Lite Tri-Color Pasta Salad

"This to me is one of the perfect summer salads. Not only does it tastes and look delicious. It has less fat and fewer calories than most pasta salads yet you still get the wonderful full flavor you expect. I did not have any frozen broccoli to add but it is great in addition to the corn." - Sue
Gluten-Free Pasta Salad

Gluten-Free Pasta Salad

"This is a very good pasta salad recipe for summer cookouts and will be great if you need a gluten-free option. It's a hardy pasta salad full of flavor and texture." - The Kitchen Crew
Mediterranean Tortellini Pasta Salad

Mediterranean Tortellini Pasta Salad

"A Mediterranean inspired tortellini pasta salad that is packed with vegetables and flavour!" - Kevin
Greek Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta Salad

"There's nothing ordinary about this pasta salad recipe. It's a delicious salad filled with a blend of Mediterranean flavors. The mixture of cucumber, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and Feta cheese gives this pasta salad a distinct Greek flare." - The Kitchen Crew
Edamame Pasta Salad

Edamame Pasta Salad

"This is even better the next day. Great to take on picnics or carry-outs. You won't use all of the dressing. It keeps well in the refrigerator." - Kathy
Potsticker Pasta Salad

Potsticker Pasta Salad

"A summer classic with a twist, Potsticker Pasta Salad is loaded with healthy vegetables and topped with toasted sesame dressing." - Paula
Ranch Pasta Salad

Ranch Pasta Salad

"This is one of my most requested pasta salads at my house. There are few ingredients and kids always like it. If you don't like the tomato, replace it with another veggie such as red bell pepper, green onion, radish, or zucchini. Or leave it out! It's still really good and really simple." - Dawn
Bowtie Pesto Pasta Salad

Bowtie Pesto Pasta Salad

"Bowtie Pesto Pasta Salad combines Caprese salad and basil pesto with pasta for a quick, easy, and delicious pasta salad. This pasta salad recipe is perfect for any occasion, especially summer gatherings, tailgating, picnics, and potlucks." - Paula
Bruschetta Pasta Salad

Bruschetta Pasta Salad

"The flavors of bruschetta in a salad. Great for picnics or potlucks." - Mikekey
Zesty Supreme Pasta Salad

Zesty Supreme Pasta Salad

"This Zesty Pasta Salad supreme is one of my all-time favorite salads. Seriously, I will usually hide the leftovers in the fridge so I can nibble on it for a few days all by myself. This is one of those salads I never grow tired of and make it several times a year." - Debbie
Zucchini Pesto

Zucchini Pesto

"I serve this hot or cold with several variations. It's a great meatless meal that even satisfies my carnivore husband." - Heather
Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad

"Whenever I make this pasta salad everyone always asks me to make it again. It is always a big hit that's for sure. And you can alter it however you like with your favorite items." - Belinda
Creamy Pea and Artichoke Pesto Pasta Salad

Creamy Pea and Artichoke Pesto Pasta Salad

"The creamy pea and artichoke pesto pasta salad turned out great! It really was nice and creamy and the pesto and mayo dressing was nice and tangy and fresh and really tasty. As I found out just recently, peas go really well with mayo and they added a nice hit of sweetness to this pasta salad." - Kevin