Cold Pasta Salad Recipes - Easy Pasta Salad Recipes
Looking for some super fast and incredibly easy pasta salads recipe ideas? Look no further! When most of us think of pasta salads, we think of a box that comes with the pasta, some dried seasoning and some oil. It’s just as easy to make your own flavorful cold pasta salads at home and just as quickly, too! I make about one pasta salad a week to use as a side dish for lunch or dinner and am always changing things up with these various combinations. I also love serving pasta salads when entertaining and they’re also a great dish to bring to a barbeque or other event where it is customary to bring food. So, read on and get inspired to make your own homemade pasta salad, instead of the icky stuff that comes from a box!
It’s really easy to make your own pasta salad. I’m not going to include measurements because everything is pretty self explanatory. You really can’t mess up your pasta salad using these ingredients. Use more or less of everything to your liking and you’ll have an awesome cold pasta salad.
Step 2: Choose A Salad Dressing:
- Italian / Light Italian
- Creamy Italian
- Ranch / Light Ranch
- Green Goddess
- Balsamic Vinaigrette
- Etc. (Use any of your favorite dressings)
Step 1: Pick 1 or 2 Types of Pasta
- Orzo (Rice like pasta)
- Any Whole Wheat Pasta (for a healthier dish!)
- Spinach pasta
- Tomato pasta
Step 4: Choose a topping or two from the following:
Grated parmesan cheese
Crushed butter crackers (like Ritz)
Step 5: Mix Together!
Now mix all the ingredients together and you’ve got a great cold (or hot) pasta salad! If you’re at a loss for some good combination ideas, check out some of my favorites below.
Step 3: Add as much as you want of the following ingredients:
Etc. (Get creative!)
Chef Pasta Salad Recipe
Light creamy ranch or caesar dressing
Shredded mozzarella cheese
Greek Pasta Salad Recipe
Black or kalamata olives
Topping: Parmesan cheese and a bit of Greek spice blend
Super Easy Caesar Pasta Salad
Caesar salad dressing
Fresh grated parmesan cheese
Vegetarian Pasta Salad
Blend of whole wheat pasta, tomato pasta and spinach pasta
Green Goddess dressing
Yum! After writing this, I’m in the mood for pasta salad now. Enjoy the recipes and I hope you’re also inspired to try out your own combination of ingredients.