29 Pasta Salads To Chill Out With This Summer

Hey bro, you like noodles? Cool, me too.

1. Cold Sesame Noodles with Summer Vegetables

Make lots of this super-simple sesame dressing and keep it around for instant noodle satisfaction. Recipe here.

ID: 1225795

2. Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

Chicken, onion, tomatoes, parm, caesar dressing, hot sauce: sincerely curious to try this one.

ID: 1241979

3. Bean Thread Noodles with Pickled Vegetables

The peanuts are key. Recipe here

ID: 1225677

4. Creamy Avocado Pasta

Avocado turns into a magical creamy pasta sauce with zero cooking. Add extra lemon if you’re not eating it right away to keep things green. Recipe here.

ID: 1225656

5. Pasta Salad with Melon, Pancetta and Ricotta Salata

Crumbled feta cheese would be great too. Recipe here.

ID: 1225800

6. Greek Chickpea Pasta Salad

Recipe here.

ID: 1242415

7. Soba Noodle and Vegetable Salad with Soy Balsamic Vinaigrette

Recipe here.

ID: 1241803

8. Lemony Orzo Pasta Salad with Feta and Cucumber

Here’s to orzo, the mightiest tiny pasta of them all. Recipe here.

ID: 1241807

9. Thai Tofu and Noodle Salad

Recipe here.

ID: 1241848

10. Amish Macaroni Salad

I’m not going to ENDORSE putting mayonnaise on pasta, but do what you have to. Recipe here.

ID: 1241858

11. Vietnames Rice Noodles with Vegetarian Spring Rolls

If the spring rolls are a little above your ambition level, some grilled meat or veggies would be a perfectly acceptable sub. Recipe here.

ID: 1241863

12. Zucchini “Noodles” with Sesame Peanut Sauce

Zucchini makes a great summer alternative to pasta if you’re eating gluten-free. Recipe here.

ID: 1241898

13. Greek Pasta Salad with Crab and Feta

If you find the idea of sprinkling imitation crab meat on your salad a little too funky, feel free to use cooked shrimp or skip it altogether. Recipe here.

ID: 1241915

14. Somen Noodles with Sesame Tofu & Avocado

These pretty pink Japanese noodles are favored with ume (preserved plum), but any kind will work. Recipe here.

ID: 1241906

15. Caprese Pasta Salad

Pesto is far superior way to get basil flavor all up in there than just throwing in a few leaves. Recipe here.

ID: 1241937

16. Shredded Chicken Breast and Udon Noodle Salad

Tahini makes a creamy, nutty dressing. Recipe here.

ID: 1225763

17. Spring Pasta Salad with Peas and Pesto

Peas and pesto are a serious (and charmingly alliterative) power couple. Recipe here.

ID: 1241944

18. Sesame and Shiitake Soba Noodles

Here’s to minimalism. Recipe here.

ID: 1242659

19. Orzo Pasta with Roasted Broccoli and Chickpeas

Recipe here.

ID: 1241946

20. Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Zucchini and Feta

Recipe here.

ID: 1242903

21. Cold Peanut Noodles

No need to go hunt down fancy noodles; whole-wheat spaghetti does the trick just fine. Recipe here.

ID: 1225666

22. Chicken Niçoise Pasta Salad

Recipe here.

ID: 1241956

23. Salmon Pasta Salad with Mustard and Dill Dressing

Like I always say, what’s good for the bagel is great for the pasta. Recipe here.

ID: 1242007

24. Pasta Salad with Spicy Peanut Butter Dressing

With all those colors and crunchy bits, it’s basically a party unto itself. Recipe here.

ID: 1241966

25. Chicken Tikka Pasta Salad

Cilantro-mint chutney pulls it all together. Very clever. Recipe here.

ID: 1242234

26. Rice Noodle Salad with Spicy Lemongrass Dressing

Recipe here.

ID: 1242403

27. Penne Pasta Salad with Olive Tapenade, Herbs and Pine Nuts

Recipe here.

ID: 1242894

28. Kale and Slivered Brussels Sprout Soba Noodles

Recipe here.

ID: 1242684

29. Pasta Salad with Grilled Sausages and Peppers

Recipe here.

ID: 1243614

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