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15 Healthy, Delicious & Easy Pasta Salad Recipes For Your Lunches

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There’s nothing better than a couple of delicious pasta salad bowls made from the yummiest pasta salad recipes in the spring or summer months.

If you need to prepare a light, convenient meal that is ideal to bring for workplace lunches, summer cookouts, weekend picnics, and potlucks, then pasta salad is the way to go!

In this article, we share 15 delicious and easy pasta salad recipes that you’ll love to prepare:

15 Delicious & Easy Pasta Salad Recipes 

1. Easy Classic Italian Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad Recipes

‘This classic pasta salad recipe pairs perfectly with burgers, chicken, or steak and is packed with robust flavor.

If you love Italian dressing then you’re in for a treat because this pasta salad has the perfect zesty Italian kick your taste buds will crave! …’- Pretty My Party

Recipe: Easy Classic Italian Pasta Salad

2. Seafood Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad Recipes

‘This Seafood Pasta Salad is the perfect side dish to bring to a picnic or backyard barbecue.

Using baby shrimp, this seafood pasta salad is seasoned with dill, seafood seasoning bread, and lite mayonnaise. It can be made with wholewheat or gluten-free macaroni too…’- This Mama Cooks

Recipe: Seafood Pasta Salad

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3. Gluten-Free Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad Recipes

‘Enjoy this gluten-free pasta salad that is a simple, yet beautiful array of complementary tastes tossed with a savory Greek-style salad dressing that your whole family will love…’ –Megan

Recipe: Gluten-Free Pasta Salad

4. Chicken Pasta Salad

Yummiest Chicken Salad Recipes

‘This simple and delicious Chicken Pasta Salad makes a quick and easy meal or side dish using leftover chicken. Also, it’s the perfect pasta salad to serve at picnics and potlucks…’- Ole Mom

Recipe: Chicken Pasta Salad

5. BLT Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad Recipes

Step up your summer salad game with this BLT Pasta Salad: Crispy bacon, chopped lettuce, fresh tomato and pasta come together in a make-ahead salad that everyone will love!…’-Little House Big Alaska

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    Recipe: BLT Pasta Salad

    6.  Sesame Zucchini Noodle Salad

    Pasta Salad Recipes

    ‘Enjoy wonderful sesame noodle salad that uses zucchini noodles in lieu of pasta for a purely plant-based spin, and to make it naturally gluten-free.

    This sesame zucchini noodle salad is perfect for nights when it’s too hot to cook, or if you’re just craving something light and healthy…’-Megan

    Recipe:  Sesame Zucchini Noodle Salad

    7. Raw Spiralized Thai Salad

    Pasta Salad Recipes

    ‘Whoever said veggies were boring? This Spiralized Thai Salad is all veggie, all raw, and exploding with flavor! If you aren’t a veggie-lover yet, you will be after tasting this gluten-free and vegan spiralized salad!…’-Rebecca

    Recipe: Raw Spiralized Thai Salad

    8. Rice Noodle Salad (Vegan + GF)

    Pasta Salad Recipes

    ‘This Rice Noodle Salad is light and fresh. Rice noodles, tofu, vegetables, and yummy seasonings make the noodles super healthy and full of flavor!…’-Rhian

    Recipe: Rice Noodle Salad (Vegan + GF)

    9. Ramen Noodle Salad

    Pasta Salad Recipes

    ‘This crunchy salad features crisp cabbage, toasted slivered almonds, fresh veggies like peppers, carrots, and green onions.

    Everything is tossed in a quick Asian sesame dressing and topped with crunchy instant ramen noodles for the ultimate potluck side dish!…’-Bailey Mills

    Recipe: Ramen Noodle Salad

    10.  Easy Greek Pasta Salad

    Pasta Salad Recipes

    ‘Greek Pasta Salad is a go-to recipe for summer backyard BBQ or picnic potluck.

    Light, fresh and easy to make and healthy  it is; with simple salad vinaigrette drizzled on it to lift up the flavors…’-Jyothi

    Recipe:  Easy Greek Pasta Salad

    11. Provencal Pasta Salad

    Pasta Salad Recipes

    ‘This pasta salad is super easy,  ready in less than 30 minutes, and features a perfect combination of pasta, green beans, red pepper, artichokes, olives, zucchini, red onion, and cherry tomatoes.  Yes, crunchy fresh vegetables again!…’- Barbara

    Recipe: Provencal Pasta Salad

    12. Vietnamese beef noodle salad (bun bo xao

    Pasta Salad Recipes

    ‘Vietnamese beef noodle salad (bun bo xao) is packed with fresh herbs, flavorful beef, and refreshing lime fish sauce dressing.

    It takes only 30 minutes to make, and you can enjoy it either as a main or side dish…’-Sophie

    Recipe: Vietnamese beef noodle salad (bun bo xao) 

    13. Egg Zucchini Noodle Salad

    Pasta Salad Recipes

    ‘Light and gorgeous, this Egg Zucchini Noodle Salad is the perfect quick salad. It’s made with just a few simple FRESH ingredients and seasoned with a flavorful mustard flaxseed oil vinaigrette.

    It’s a delicious way to enjoy raw spiralized zucchinis throughout all season!…’-Natalie

    Recipe: Egg Zucchini Noodle Salad

    14. Chicken Pasta Salad

    Pasta Salad Recipes

    ‘Does Chicken Pasta Salad sound like summer to you?

    Grilled Chicken, your favorite pasta, fresh crunchy vegetables, and tangy lemon herb dressing. You need this salad all through the summer.

    Grilled Chicken instead of some boring flavorless cooked chicken makes this Pasta salad so good. This summer essential salad is one of our favorites…’- The Flavour Of Kitchen

    Recipe: Chicken Pasta Salad

    15. Easy Spicy Peanut Pasta Salad (Vegan)

    Pasta Salad Recipes

    This healthy leftover noodle recipe for Spicy Vegan Peanut Pasta Salad uses leftover spaghetti noodles and lots of fresh veggies.

    Recipe: Easy Spicy Peanut Pasta Salad (Vegan)

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    Well, do you also love making pasta salad for your lunches? If so, which of the pasta salad recipes do you prepare, or will you prepare first?

    Please speak to us in the comments below…

    Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post featuring all the food bloggers who shared their pasta salad recipes



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    1. aisasami says

      This looks amazing! I will have to try these recipes next week! Thank you for sharing these recipes, I never really eat pasta salad but I love to try something new!

    2. Whitney Kutch says

      I LOVE pasta salad and there are so many great ideas here! I especially like the idea of using zucchini noodles instead of regular pasta 🙂

    3. Kemi says

      Easiest dish to make and I’m currently thawing shrimp to make penne and shrimp pesto as I write this lol. I add mixed veg, pepper and pesto sauce to it and whole pot is done in 30mins.

    4. TeamRyce says

      soooo WOW! I love pasta’s and I love to try all this, it all looks so healthy and yummy at the same time, thank you for sharing, so excited to try it all..



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