Let’s spring into Summer with these tasty vegetarian Pasta Salad Recipes, perfect for your next party or potluck!
There are easily a million ways to pasta your salad.
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When it comes to this warm weather favorite, nearly anything goes! It’s the unofficially official side dish of picnics and barbecues aplenty.
All you need is a tasty pasta salad dressing, some al dente pasta, and all the veggies and mix-ins your heart desires!
Since I like to give y’all LOTS of vegetarian options, here are 10 of our favorite pasta salad recipes to serve at your next shindig.
1. Mediterranean Pasta Salad
This Greek-Inspired Pasta Salad is tossed with cucumber, tomato, avocado, arugula, and feta then tossed with a tasty homemade lemon dressing!
Bringing it to a party or potluck? It can easily be made in advance the day before with a super simple meal prep option.
2. Garden Veggie Tortellini Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing
This easy vegetarian Garden Veggie Tortellini Pasta Salad is tossed with a flavorful homemade Italian dressing and is sure to vanish quickly at your next party or BBQ!
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Short on veggies? My classic Tortellini Pasta Salad is made chopped tomatoes and white cheddar cheese. Simple and delicious!
3. Spinach Pasta Salad with Feta and Tomato
Spinach, feta, red onion, and tomato add lots of flavor to this tasty Spinach Pasta Salad!
I used orecchiette pasta but it also works great with rotini, elbow macaroni, farfalle, tortellini, or orzo pasta shapes.
4. Orzo Pasta Salad
This easy Orzo Pasta Salad is packed with goodness and totally vegetarian! Tender rice-shaped pasta is tossed with chickpeas, edamame, peppers, onion, and feta and topped with an easy homemade dressing.
PRO TIP: Since orzo is so teeny tiny, it’s a great way to pack a little bit of everything in each bite! Finely dice your veggies for a chopped salad vibe.
5. Classic Italian Veggie Pasta Salad
This tasty Classic Pasta Salad is made with the easiest homemade Italian dressing ever! This veggie packed pasta salad can be made the night before, making it perfect for Summer BBQs. Everyone always begs for the recipe!
6. Caprese Tortellini Salad
This caprese style tortellini pasta salad is a slam dunk recipe. Feel free to make it in advance – it’s great the next day!
You can use any type of tomato you have handy and it also works fantastic with mini mozzarella balls!
7. Healthy Orzo Salad
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This Healthy Orzo Salad is so easy to make! Featuring fresh veggies and a speedy homemade cilantro lime dressing, you’ll want to make this pasta salad again and again!
I also make a pretty baller Greek Orzo Salad too!
8. Strawberry Pasta Salad
We’re totally swooning over this scrumptious Caprese style Strawberry Pasta Salad featuring fresh basil, spinach, mozzarella, and strawberries. The flavor combination is unexpected but out of this world!
9. Lemon Pasta Salad with Banana Peppers and Feta
Easy enough to toss together in a hurry, this tasty Lemon Asparagus Pasta Salad is great for busy weekdays, lazy weekends, and all your summer parties and barbecues!
10. Bruschetta Pasta Salad
Hellooooooo delicious! Bruschetta Pasta Salad is the perfect Summer salad! Fresh basil, parmesan, and tomatoes are swirled with a fun combination of tortellini and bowtie pasta and topped with an easy homemade dressing.
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Since we’re talking pasta salads over here, y’all have GOT to to try my lightened up Macaroni Salad. We make it all Spring and Summer long and it tastes fantastic the next day!
If you get a chance to try any of these tasty pasta salad recipes, let me know! Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!
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