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Posted on Jun 6, 2013

29 Pasta Salads To Chill Out With This Summer

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

1. Cold Sesame Noodles with Summer Vegetables

bonappetit.com

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

2. Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

erikafollansbee.com

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

3. Bean Thread Noodles with Pickled Vegetables

bonappetit.com

The peanuts are key. Recipe here

4. Creamy Avocado Pasta

thesassylife.com

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.

5. Pasta Salad with Melon, Pancetta and Ricotta Salata

bonappetit.com

Crumbled feta cheese would be great too. Recipe here.

6. Greek Chickpea Pasta Salad

pbs.org

Recipe here.

7. Soba Noodle and Vegetable Salad with Soy Balsamic Vinaigrette

8. Lemony Orzo Pasta Salad with Feta and Cucumber

forkknifeswoon.com

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

9. Thai Tofu and Noodle Salad

10. Amish Macaroni Salad

chocolatemoosey.com

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

11. Vietnames Rice Noodles with Vegetarian Spring Rolls

alimentageuse.com

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

12. Zucchini "Noodles" with Sesame Peanut Sauce

blog.fatfreevegan.com

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

13. Greek Pasta Salad with Crab and Feta

neighborfoodblog.com

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.

14. Somen Noodles with Sesame Tofu & Avocado

oh-papillon.blogspot.jp

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

15. Caprese Pasta Salad

pinkbasil.com

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

16. Shredded Chicken Breast and Udon Noodle Salad

bonappetit.com

Tahini makes a creamy, nutty dressing. Recipe here.

17. Spring Pasta Salad with Peas and Pesto

seriouseats.com

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

18. Sesame and Shiitake Soba Noodles

loveandlemons.com

Here's to minimalism. Recipe here.

19. Orzo Pasta with Roasted Broccoli and Chickpeas

20. Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Zucchini and Feta

21. Cold Peanut Noodles

wholeliving.com

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

22. Chicken Niçoise Pasta Salad

23. Salmon Pasta Salad with Mustard and Dill Dressing

theintolerantgourmet.com

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

24. Pasta Salad with Spicy Peanut Butter Dressing

themustardseedmeadow.blogspot.com

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

25. Chicken Tikka Pasta Salad

dailywaffle.com

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

26. Rice Noodle Salad with Spicy Lemongrass Dressing

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

28. Kale and Slivered Brussels Sprout Soba Noodles

29. Pasta Salad with Grilled Sausages and Peppers

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