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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.

Southwestern Pasta Salad

Southwestern Pasta Salad

Southwestern Pasta Salad

This satisfying salad has a nice blend of textures and flavors. I appreciate its make-ahead convenience when I'm entertaining. —Ann Brown, Bolivar, Missouri

Mandarin Pasta Salad

Mandarin Pasta Salad

Mandarin Pasta Salad

I developed this recipe when I was asked to bring a salad to a birthday party for my husband's grandfather. Guests raved about my creative dish! —Kathleen Dougherty, Williamsville, Illinois

Contest-Winning Picnic Pasta Salad

Contest-Winning Picnic Pasta Salad

Contest-Winning Picnic Pasta Salad

My family's not big on traditional pasta salads made with mayonnaise, so when I served this colorful version that uses Italian dressing, it was a big hit. This crowd-pleaser is loaded with vegetables, beans and tricolor pasta. -Felicia Fiocchi, Vineland, New Jersey
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Cashew Turkey Pasta Salad

Cashew Turkey Pasta Salad

Cashew Turkey Pasta Salad

Cashews add a nice crunch to this grilled turkey and spiral pasta combo. I first tasted this salad at a baby shower and asked the hostess for her recipe. Since then, I've served it for many occasions. -Karen Wyffels, Lino Lakes, Minnesota

Pepperoni Caesar Pasta Salad

Pepperoni Caesar Pasta Salad

Pepperoni Caesar Pasta Salad

This salad is easy to make, very flavorful and is an attractive dish to take to picnics and other summertime gatherings.

Fast Easy Mediterranean Chicken

Fast Easy Mediterranean Chicken

Fast Easy Mediterranean Chicken

"This colorful cold pasta salad is wonderful for warm days when you don't want to cook," writes Ruth Stone of Loyalton, California. "I like to make it ahead so when we get home from work, It's ready to serve with fruit and whole-grain bread."

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.

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!"
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