Vegetarian Pasta Salad Recipes

Loaded with veggies and pasta, flavored to perfection, our vegetarian pasta salads will have everyone asking for your secret family recipe.

Community Picks

Jim's Macaroni Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 142
This is my family's favorite. I have made this salad since I was a kid. I think it has just about everything you need in a salad of this kind.

Rainbow Rotini Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 52
This is a standard for potlucks, and it makes a nice big salad that tastes great!
By Allrecipes Member

Spinach and Tortellini Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 444
Enjoy this as an entree or a side salad on a warm summer evening. Try it with garlic breadsticks.

Vegetarian Italian Pasta Salad with Arugula

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
This Italian pasta salad features all the caprese ingredients and then some - mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, plus artichoke hearts and arugula. The arugula adds great color and freshness to the salad. I love to make it for a barbeque or as a cold lunch on a hot day.
By fleischlosglücklich

Caprese Pasta Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 41
The dynamic trio of fresh basil pesto, mozzarella cheese, and juicy tomato are reunited once again in an American favorite- pasta salad. This light and fresh salad is great for a lunch, a side dish, or even a snack.

Three Pepper Pasta Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 59
Although there are a lot of ingredients, this recipe is so easy and really delicious! Great to take to a picnic or party.

Classic Macaroni Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 2716
This classic macaroni salad is a crowd-pleaser at every cookout, potluck, and picnic!

Mediterranean Chickpea Pasta Salad

Rating: 4 stars 2
It can be hard to find picnic-friendly recipes that are vegan and gluten free. I made this salad using chickpea pasta for friends who can't eat gluten or dairy. I used produce I had just harvested from my garden, but you can change up the vegetables based on what you have on hand! If you're not avoiding dairy, feta cheese would be a great addition.

Sesame Noodle Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 265
This amazing salad recipe was given to me by a friend who used to know someone at the now closed Larry's Markets in the Seattle area. I've added to the recipe a little -- so it's not exactly the same... but better! I take this to every picnic and everyone loves it! May also add diced chicken for a variation.

Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 108
This is a good salad for a hot day.
By Allrecipes Member

Quick Artichoke Pasta Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 88
This pasta salad is quick and easy to make. The liquid from the marinated artichoke hearts makes an excellent dressing.
By Allrecipes Member

Southwestern Pasta Salad

Rating: 4 stars 423
Really popular at potlucks--make a double batch! Very easy and very delicious. Serve on a bed of lettuce for a nice touch.

Inspiration and Ideas

Rainbow Pasta Salad II
Rating: Unrated 165
This is a really quick and easy vegetarian pasta salad. Great for picnics and BBQ's.
Greek Orzo Salad
Rating: Unrated 645
'Very tasty. Did not change a thing.' – bernie
Simple Pasta Salad
Rating: 4.5 stars 167

An easy yet delicious pasta salad made with Italian dressing and veggies.