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Here Are Four Ways You Can Make Bomb Pasta Salad

Because you can never have too much pasta, right?

1. Here are four different types of pasta salad to make this season.

2. Italian Pasta Salad

Servings: 6–8

INGREDIENTS:

Dressing
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic salt
2 teaspoons dried minced onion
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated
1 teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon minced red bell pepper
¼ cup white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
½ cup olive oil

Salad
12 ounces rainbow rotini pasta
½ cup black olives
½ cup red bell pepper, diced
½ cup salami
½ cup broccoli
½ cup green bell pepper, diced
½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
½ cup mozzarella pearls

PREPARATION:

Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Combine all dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. In a large bowl, combine the salad ingredients, and add the dressing. Toss gently to mix. Serve and enjoy!

3. Taco Pasta Salad

Servings: 6–8

INGREDIENTS:

Dressing
2 tablespoons jalapeño, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons taco seasoning
½ cup olive oil

Salad
12 ounces cavatappi
½ cup cooked ground beef, diced
½ cup red bell pepper
½ cup black beans
½ cup green bell pepper, diced
½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
½ cup corn
½ cup avocado, diced
Cilantro, to garnish

PREPARATION:

Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Combine all dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. In a large bowl, combine the salad ingredients, and add the dressing. Toss gently to mix. Serve and enjoy!

4. Spinach and Artichoke Pasta Salad

Servings: 6-8

INGREDIENTS

Dressing
¾ cup sour cream
½ cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons onion soup mix
2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper

Salad
12 ounces farfalle pasta
½ cup cooked spinach
½ cup artichoke hearts
½ cup green onions
½ cup romano cheese, grated
½ cup parmesan cheese, grated
Red pepper flakes, to garnish

PREPARATION:

Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Combine all dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. In a large bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients, and add the dressing. Toss gently to mix. Serve and enjoy!

5. Asian Peanut Pasta Salad

Servings: 6–8

INGREDIENTS

Dressing
½ cup peanut butter
2 teaspoons garlic chili sauce
1½ tablespoons miso
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ginger, minced
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
½ teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon water

Salad
12 ounces shell pasta (conchiglie)
½ cup green onion
½ cup ramen noodles, crushed
2 carrots, julienned
½ cup broccoli
½ cup roasted peanuts
Cilantro, to garnish

PREPARATION
Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Combine all dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. In a large bowl, combine the salad ingredients, and add the dressing. Toss gently to mix. Serve and enjoy!

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