Pasta Salad is one of those firm favourites that everyone loves!
Why Pasta Salad Is Among The Favourites?
Pasta salad may be made in a variety of healthful ways. While pasta salad is a popular dish, most traditional versions include over 500 calories per serving. They also neglect to include healthy grains, crisp veggies, fresh herbs, and lean protein in their diet. Our easy-to-follow recipes come with a variety of flavour options to help you prepare a healthy pasta salad!
The Health Benefits
Pasta is an essential element of a well-balanced diet, with current Australian Government guidelines recommending that complex carbs like Pasta account for 35% of daily calories. Pair pasta with lean protein and veggies for a complete meal that will help you meet your nutritional objectives.
Provides Viable Energy
Carbohydrates, such as Pasta, supply glucose necessary for the muscles and the brain to function. You don’t experience the energy surges associated with simple sugars since Pasta is an excellent source of complex carbs (rather than refined and processed carbohydrates – yuck).
Sustaining Folic Acid
Enriched Pasta contains folic acid, an essential nutrient for women of childbearing age. A portion of dry Pasta contains around 100 micrograms of folic acid, about a quarter of the daily required amount.
Is Pasta Salad Easy To Make?
There are so many different versions of Pasta Salad now – it’s hard to choose. That’s why we have put together 50 Easy Pasta Salad Recipes for you to try. There is guaranteed to be more than a few that will grace your family table this Christmas!
Here are some simple to make yet super delish pasta salad recipes!
|Simple Pasta Salad|
The original Pasta Salad from your childhood!
|Easy Cold Seafood Pasta Salad|
This delicious and nutritious Cold Seafood Pasta Salad will brighten your day. It’s a delectable side dish that’s also ideal for summer picnics!
|Christmas Cous Cous Salad |
When you serve this Christmas couscous on Christmas Day, even the table will seem festive! This colourful salad may be made ahead of time. Refrigerate the items in separate containers. Prepare the salad up to 1 hour ahead of time. Enjoy!
|Pasta Con il Tonno|
Simple, quick, and pantry-friendly. Pasta con il Tonno ticks many boxes on our evening meal bingo board using just canned tuna and tomato!
|Layered Christmas pasta salad|
This layered pasta salad dish will brighten up your Christmas dinner. This will surely fit into your Christman decors!
|Spring Pasta with Salmon, Peas, and Dill|
This delectable meal, grilled salmon and crisp English peas coated in a butter white wine sauce, is a new spin on Pasta primavera.
|Bacon and Pasta salad|
Bacon’s smokey flavour is a beautiful addition to a salad— particularly in a dish like this one with a creamy mayonnaise dressing to bring everything together!
|Sicilian Pasta Salad|
This joyful, simple Sicilian combination of briny olives, sweet tomatoes, salty feta, and spicy radicchio will bring you to the Mediterranean!
|Rockmelon and Prosciutto Pasta Salad|
Add avocado slices to the platter to enhance the pasta salad’s rich, creamy flavour! It’s the epitome of my favourite type of dish: one made with simple, fresh ingredients and little effort that results in a delectable plate of food.
|Pasta Fetta Salad|
You can’t go wrong with this zesty Pasta Feta Salad as a side dish for a barbeque or picnic. This one is unquestionably a nutritious salad that’s also a lot of fun!
I know you still want more! I prepared other dishes for you… with recipes! *winks* Enjoy!
|Cold Rice Salad |
Because it is a no-fuss dish, this Cold Rice Salad is ideal for hot summer months! It’s light and crisp to eat, with a variety of textures, and it’s effortless to make.
|Roasted Sweet Potato Rice Salad|
The Roasted Sweet Potato Rice Salad is a unique take on a typical summer salad. Delicious in the summer and wonderful in the winter when you want something quick and easy to warm your tummy!
|Tropical Rice Salad|
Tropical Rice Salad is a light and refreshing salad that may be served as a lunch, on the grill, or as a side dish with your main course!
|Tuna-Stuffed Avocado Boat Salad|
We aren’t obsessed with losing weight, but we feel a bit bad after a weekend of binge eating. This Tuna-Stuffed Avocado Boat Salad is perfect for when we’re in a hurry and don’t want to eat unhealthily.
|Lemon Rice Salad|
This is a delicious rice side salad with loads of flavour. The herbs, red onion, garlic, and red pepper add further flavour to the salad, while the lemon juice and zest brighten it up!
|Balsamic Panzanella Salad|
The perfect summer side dish recipe for a grilled steak or chicken – or put it on top for a complete dinner!
|Layered Garden Salad|
Layered Garden Salad will make anyone’s jaw drop. It’s a salad feast for both the eyes and the stomach. Going to serve it in layers in a trifle glass is the trick!
|Healthy BLT Pasta Salad |
Thanks to the olive oil dressing, this BLT pasta salad is airy! The roasted garlic and baby arugula lend elegance to this beautiful, uncomplicated salad and round out the taste profile.
|Pizza Pasta Salad|
Pizza Pasta Salad is a light and refreshing pasta meal with all of the tastes of a delicious pizza. It’s ready in minutes, and even the kids enjoy it.
|Tuna Salad for Lunches 20|
It’s great for school and work lunches, and it keeps for up to 5 days in the fridge! In sandwiches or over greens, it’s perfect for light lunches, cold dinners or quick weeknight meals on the weekends.
|Caprese Pasta Salad with Basil Pesto|
This Caprese Salad will be a success at any party because of its vibrant tastes and colour. It’s simple to put together and maybe prepared ahead of time.
|Tuna Macaroni Salad|
This tuna mac salad is straightforward, as are many of the most delicate things in life. The ingredients are inexpensive, making it an excellent choice for those on a limited budget (well, who doesn’t?)!
|Tuna Pasta Salad|
One that you can cook for a quick supper or bring to BBQs and potlucks this summer, or at least the rest of it!
|Antipasto Tortellini Salad |
This Antipasto Tortellini Pasta Salad is a hit with everyone! It’s a flavour-packed potluck classic that’s miles ahead of anything you’ll find at the supermarket!
|Potato Salad, Tzatziki-Style|
This Tzatziki Potato Salad will quickly become your favourite summer side dish! It’s creamy, herbaceous, and oh-so-healthy!
|Orzo Broccoli Pasta Salad |
A light and zesty lemon vinaigrette dress this bright and delicious cold orzo pasta salad. It’s simple to make and ready in no time for a social gathering, picnic, or light supper!
|Curried Israeli Couscous Salad |
This delicious vegan Curried Israeli Couscous Salad is ready in 30 minutes! Suitable for barbecues, lunches, or as a main dish on top of greens.
|Bruschetta Pasta Salad with Chicken |
Bruschetta has taken on about every shape around here, from a quick-fix breakfast twist through dessert and practically every other dish in between!
|Pesto Tortellini Pasta Salad |
It’s a quick fix for a last-minute side dish at a potluck or barbecue, as well as one of the most acceptable ways to have a light lunch or simple dinner.
|Summer Pasta Salad |
This is filled with summer fruit and a fantastic parsley dressing with NO MAYO for a light and nutritious plant-based supper. Ideal for meal preparation, potlucks, picnics, lunches, and dinners.
|Apricot Chickpea Curry|
The apricot chickpea curry is a delicious lunch or dinner option. You don’t need any specialised products or equipment to make a delightful vegan, gluten-free supper!
|Vegan Pasta Salad |
The creamy mayo dressing on this vegan pasta salad gives it a luscious creaminess. Please bring it with you to your summer cookouts, picnics, and potlucks. Plus, it’s simple to make gluten-free!
|Orzo Pasta Salad with Asparagus Spinach Feta Vegan |
This vegan orzo pasta salad with crisp asparagus, green spinach, and creamy feta is ideal for summer barbecues and picnics. It’s a crowd-pleaser since it’s packed with primary yet wonderful summer flavours!
|Green Olive Pasta |
The flavours are spectacular when green olives and garlic are sautéed in butter. It’s the type of meal that seems like a pleasure to eat, even though it’s almost entirely made up of cupboard staples.
|Hiyashi Chuka |
In Japan, summer is all about bowls! Cold, refreshing, and bursting with a variety of fresh, healthy veggies. One of Japan’s most famous summer noodle meals is Hiyashi Chuka!
|Orzo Shrimp Salad |
With rice-shaped orzo noodles and fresh shrimp, this pasta salad takes on a new look! Everything is cooked in one pot and combined in one dish, resulting in a simple dinner.
|Spaghetti Salad |
If you’re grilling, this Spaghetti Salad is a great side dish or light summer dinner. It’s prepared with fresh garden vegetables and drizzled with a handmade Italian dressing. The final product is sheer joy!
|Southwestern Pasta Salad Avocado dressing |
It’s a kaleidoscope of flavours with your choice of Pasta and a very creamy yogurt dressing. The bright peppers, robust black beans, sweet corn, juicy tomatoes, and fresh green onions in this quick-fix pasta salad are ready to be mixed with a zesty dressing.
|Korean Spicy Soba Noodle Salad |
This quick and easy dish is packed with crisp texture and taste, and it incorporates a lot of fresh veggies, making the noodle salad light and refreshing.
|Shrimp and Crab Salad |
This is one you’ll get perfect the first time from the comfort of your own home. And you won’t believe how simple this dish is to make!
|Prawn Cocktail Pasta Salad |
This light pasta salad with prawns cocktail is a great way to use leftover Pasta in the summer months. The kiddos will surely love it!
|Shell Pasta Salad |
This shrimp salad is made even more refreshing by adding fresh herbs, lemon, and feta cheese. Make this delectable pasta salad for a family picnic with a nautical theme!
|Asian Sticky Pork Salad|
A tasty salad that may be eaten as a main course. What a delectable way to serve it, with crushed toasted peanuts and zingy ginger, sesame, and soy sauce!
|Grilled Yellow Nectarine Salad |
This lovely grilled yellow nectarines salad goes well with fish, poultry, or any other protein of your choice.
|Pesto Pasta Salad with Mozzarella Cubes|
An easy pesto pasta salad that includes tomatoes and mozzarella cheese for summertime enjoyment. This recipe may be served as a main dish or a side dish for vegetarians!
|Roasted Squash Panzanella|
This salad’s half-kale and half-bread base make it a deliciously hearty complement to any holiday dinner.
|Composed Waldorf Salad|
Even a traditional salad may be given a new twist. That’s the case with this prepared Waldorf salad, which divides each component into sections—ideal for any finicky Christmas guests!
|Seven-Layer Holiday Pasta Salad|
Food prep that may be done ahead of time is ideal for the holidays. Here’s a beautiful salad made especially for you. Quick tip— try rotini or other medium-sized shell pasta in the shape of a star or a tree. You’ll get kisses from the youngsters for it!
|Classic Macaroni Salad|
There are crunchy celery and pea tops, scallions for crunch, and pieces of ham in this classic macaroni salad that is spiced up with some freshly ground pepper and nutmeg.
|Three-Bean Pasta Salad|
This Three-Bean Pasta Salad is a simple and refreshing side dish for your next barbecue or picnic!
|Warm Winter Vegetable Salad|
Your belly will be in salad nirvana with all the lovely winter vegetables cooked to perfection, together with lush greens, red quinoa, and a delicious rich dressing.
|Holiday Pasta Toss |
Pasta salad isn’t only something you make in the summer. It’ll be a refreshing dinner for your family in the winter as well. Frozen spinach is used in this dish, making it suitable for any time of year!
This delectable Ambrosia Salad is quick and easy to prepare, and it’s always a favourite with both adults and kids! This classic dessert salad can be made in just one dish and is the ideal complement to any event!
|Festive Pasta Salad|
This pasta salad is a favourite among the family and is ideal for serving on Christmas Day. It’s light, airy, and flavorful, as well as simple to make and a crowd-pleaser!
|Cashew-Chicken Rotini Salad|
It’s light, fruity, and refreshing, with a nice crunch from the cashews. I earn lovely compliments every time I bring it to a party or picnic—and I always head back home with an empty plate!
|Taco Pasta Salad|
This delicious taco pasta salad is a hit with my family. Serve with taco or corn chips as a side dish, and you’ve got yourself a whole dinner!
Do you need any more persuasion to dive into that beautiful dish of Pasta? Well, Pasta is beneficial to our cognitive function. According to recent research, a Mediterranean-style diet has been proven to protect men and women 65 and older from age-related cognitive loss.