Are you a pasta lover? Silly question, right?! Pasta salad is a time-honored and all-agreed upon favorite for many. Not only is pasta hearty, filling, and comforting but also fresh and delightful – depending on how you serve it. Whether you like your pasta warm and combined with veggies and meat, or cold and in fresh veggie salads, you cannot deny the appeal.
Pasta salad is also wonderful, and a favorite, for summer picnics. And, since July is National Picnic Month, we wanted to pull together a collection of our VERY favorite pasta salad recipes for you to try. These yummy pasta salad recipes feature fresh, summer ingredients perfect for a summer picnic. So, the next time you are looking for a yummy side dish for your picnic, try one of these yummy delights!
Pasta Salad Recipes
I can’t even begin to tell you my favorites as I love them all. Whether you add pasta to a simple salad or combine it with other summer veggies, it makes for a mouth-watering and favorite dish!
If I had to pinpoint it down, I would have to say the Pesto Pasta Chicken Salad is on the top of my list! With its tender white chicken morsels, fresh veggies, and black olives wrapped in a flavourful pesto sauce, how can you go wrong? And, my next pick would be the Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad. It is a yummy salad loaded with all the flavors you love like ranch dressing, bacon, chicken, and pasta noodles. It is also great whether you serve it cold or warm.
The point is, pasta is not only for casseroles or the same old boring mac ‘n cheese. While those are heavenly concoctions and comfort-food worthy, pasta is also wonderful served with fresh veggies as a side dish for a picnic. So, if you need a little inspiration for yummy mouth-watering side dishes for your next get-together, be sure and check out the delicious pasta salad recipes in this collection!