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Cold Pasta Salad Recipes

Looking for recipes for cold pasta salad? Taste of Home has the best cold pasta salad recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

Deli-Style Italian Pasta Salad

Deli-Style Italian Pasta Salad

Deli-Style Italian Pasta Salad

When I'm having weekend guests, I make this salad the day before they arrive. The flavors blend wonderfully when it is chilled overnight, and it keeps well for several days. It's also a great dish to take along to a picnic or potluck. -Jill Evely, Wilmore, Kentucky

Minestrone Pasta Salad

Minestrone Pasta Salad

Minestrone Pasta Salad

"My husband's favorite soup is minestrone...but during warmer weather, we enjoy this pasta salad," writes Rosemary Swope of Springfield, Missouri. "I goes great with anything grilled."

Italian Tuna Pasta Salad

Italian Tuna Pasta Salad

Italian Tuna Pasta Salad

My husband was fond of fish, so I was always looking for new recipes. When we had this dish at an Italian friend's home, I got the recipe. It is a good choice for potluck suppers or picnics.
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Mandarin Couscous Salad

Mandarin Couscous Salad

Mandarin Couscous Salad

I help teach a healthy lifestyles program and often share this recipe. Instead of mandarin oranges you can add fresh chopped oranges...or replace the peas with diced cucumber or green pepper. -Debbie Anderson of Hillsdale, Michigan

Southwest Corn Salad

Southwest Corn Salad

Southwest Corn Salad

I first saw this recipe in our Omaha, Nebraska paper a few years ago," relates Joanna Lonnecker. "It's ideal for family get-togethers of all kinds. Hearty enough to serve during winter, this salad always brings back memories of summer picnics!"

Pepperoncini Pasta Salad

Pepperoncini Pasta Salad

Pepperoncini Pasta Salad

"My family comes from a very hop part of Italy, so chilled pasta salads are always a big hit," notes Rosemary Morgan, Pacifica, California. "To top off this light meal, I suggest taking a walk after dinner with your loved ones." Pepperoncini gives the dish zip, and olive oil dressing add Mediterranean flavor.

Pasta Vegetable Salad

Pasta Vegetable Salad

Pasta Vegetable Salad

It only takes minutes to cook the tricolor pasta, but to really beat the clock, chop the vegetables ahead of time. I sometimes give the salad southwestern flair by adding black beans, frozen corn and salsa. The I top it off with a tomato-based dressing that I've spiced up with taco seasoning.—Helen Turner, Upland, Indiana

Fast Marinated Salad

Fast Marinated Salad

Fast Marinated Salad

This chilled pasta salad is pleasing to the eye and the palate. Susan Branch likes to serve it when sweet corn, tomatoes and zucchini are in season around her Kalamazoo, Michigan home. Her make-ahead favorite is lightly dressed with tarragon vinegar, olive oil and dill week.

Ranch Broccoli Pasta Salad

Ranch Broccoli Pasta Salad

Ranch Broccoli Pasta Salad

Here's an easy summer salad for potlucks, ladies luncheons and picnics. Tricolor spiral pasta and broccoli florets are coated with a mild dressing and bits of bacon. Margie Shaw of Americus, Georgia sent the recipe.

Tortellini Artichoke Salad

Tortellini Artichoke Salad

Tortellini Artichoke Salad

This hearty salad can serve as a main course or side dish. The creamy Italian dressing and marinated artichoke hearts create a tangy coating for the tortellini.

Sweet Pea Salad

Sweet Pea Salad

Sweet Pea Salad

—Betty Otten, Tea, South Dakota
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