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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.

Spring Greek Pasta Salad

Spring Greek Pasta Salad

Spring Greek Pasta Salad

For a light meal, we toss rotini pasta with cucumber, zucchini and sweet peppers. Make it into a main dish by adding grilled chicken. —Christine Schenher, Exeter, California

Summer Garden Couscous Salad

Summer Garden Couscous Salad

Summer Garden Couscous Salad

This salad makes the most of summer's bounty. I used to prepare it with a mayonnaise dressing, but lightened it with lemon vinaigrette. It's even better now! —Priscilla Yee, Concord, California

Marinated Cucumber Pasta Salad

Marinated Cucumber Pasta Salad

Marinated Cucumber Pasta Salad

The sweet-and-sour dressing in this recipe is a nice change of pace from more traditional varieties. My nursing supervisor shared the recipe with me...and I'm glad she did!—Sue Dorrance, West Bend, Wisconsin
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Crab Meat Pasta Salad

Crab Meat Pasta Salad

Crab Meat Pasta Salad

Beth Kist from Chicago, Illinois shares this delightful seafood salad that’s ideal for a special luncheon. It’s crispy and crunchy with a surprising kick.

Worm Salad

Worm Salad

Worm Salad

This satisfying salad is good hot or cold. It can also be easily made into a main dish by adding cooked chicken, shrimp or tofu. With it's slightly sweet flavor and fun mix of ingredients, the whole family will like it.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Hearty Pasta Salad for Two

Hearty Pasta Salad for Two

Hearty Pasta Salad for Two

"Alter the vegetables any way you like! Sometimes I add tomatoes, squash or celery," notes Barbara Banski from Fenton, Michigan. "This yummy salad is always a hit at pot lucks."

Antipasto Pasta Salad

Antipasto Pasta Salad

Antipasto Pasta Salad

This beautiful, hearty salad is ideal for picnics because it's mayo-free. It's also really easy and a huge hit wherever I take it. —Becky Melton, Orlando, Florida

Italian Basil Pasta Salad

Italian Basil Pasta Salad

Italian Basil Pasta Salad

Ready for a big bite of summertime? Pass around this garden-fresh pasta salad. I'd suggest serving it at your next dinner party, potluck or luncheon. —Charlotte Gehle, Brownstown, Michigan

Pearl Pasta Salad

Pearl Pasta Salad

Pearl Pasta Salad

I was served this salad at a hotel in Sacramento and just loved it. Here’s my version. It’s great to take along on camping trips or picnics.

Thai Chicken Pasta Salad

Thai Chicken Pasta Salad

Thai Chicken Pasta Salad

This healthier twist on traditional Pad Thai has only 1/3 the sodium of similar name-brand products—and it's ready to serve in just 30 minutes! —Beth Dauenhauer, Pueblo, Colorado

Macaroni Coleslaw

Macaroni Coleslaw

Macaroni Coleslaw

My friend Peggy brought this coleslaw to one of our picnics, and everyone liked it so much, we all had to have the recipe. —Sandra Matteson, Westhope, North Dakota
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