15 Picnic-Perfect Pasta Salad Recipes

15 Picnic-Perfect Pasta Salad Recipes

Pasta salad is a summertime favorite and is the perfect dish for all those fun summer gatherings! Pasta salad is also a great addition to any picnic basket. Instead of the usual sandwiches and chips, bring one of these salads to your next outing. They make a fantastic side dish or even main course!

Spinach Pasta Salad - This recipe is especially quick if you use the pre-cleaned, packaged spinach found in the salad section of the produce department.

Pasta Salad with Herbs, Green Beans and Feta - This delicious and healthy salad is full of flavors such as chives, oregano, basil, feta cheese, olives and so much more.

Fruity Pasta Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing - This could be a great side dish for a big family gathering or a desert, just add pears, strawberries, pasta and much more.

Ranch Pasta Salad - A filling salad with spiral pasta, pea, ham, and cheddar cheese.

Pasta Salad with Shrimp and Basil - Ripe plum tomatoes and aromatic basil accent fresh shrimp. Farfalle, radiatore, rotini, or any other short, small pasta works well in place of seashells.

Dill Pasta Salad - This pasta salad is great for picnics or just a light dinner. You might want to double the recipe; I usually do for my family of 4 if we want some left over.

Greek Pasta Salad - With feta, macaroni, and pepperoni sausage, this is a great make-ahead pasta salad!

Pasta Salad with Tomato and Basil - A light and fresh pasta salad, perfect for a hot summer afternoon.

Chili Pasta Salad - This is a cold salad with a bit of zip! Can easily be a main dish for a light lunch. Serve on lettuce leaves if desired.

Pasta Salad with Salmon and Green Beans - This entrée-style pasta salad features a light sauce of lemon, dill, and yogurt.

Pasta and Fruit Salad - This is a fun summer salad when fresh fruit is in season and there are always picnics to go to!

Fiesta Pasta Salad - Colorful and flavorful, this is the perfect picnic pasta salad.

Apricot Pasta Salad - The unique flavor of apricot pairs perfectly with the basil making a refreshing summer salad.

Garden Pasta Salad - A little bit of everything goes into this colorful and delicious pasta salad.

Cucumber Pasta Salad - This recipe won't take much time at all. It's great for a picnic!


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