Vegetarian Pasta Salad Recipes

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Staff Picks

Jim's Macaroni Salad

Rating: 4.41 stars
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: 4.58 stars
This is a standard for potlucks, and it makes a nice big salad that tastes great!

Spinach and Tortellini Salad

Rating: 4.65 stars
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: 4.75 stars
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.

Caprese Pasta Salad

Rating: 4.29 stars
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: 4.55 stars
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: 4.46 stars
This is a salad that everyone seems to love. I always get lots of compliments on this recipe and it is just a pleasing taste that seems to suit everyone.

Mediterranean Chickpea Pasta Salad

Rating: 4 stars
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: 4.53 stars
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: 4.33 stars
This is a good salad for a hot day.

Quick Artichoke Pasta Salad

Rating: 4.24 stars
This pasta salad is quick and easy to make. The liquid from the marinated artichoke hearts makes an excellent dressing.

Southwestern Pasta Salad

Rating: 4.23 stars
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
This is a really quick and easy vegetarian pasta salad. Great for picnics and BBQ's.

Greek Orzo Salad

Rating: Unrated
'Very tasty. Did not change a thing.' – bernie

Spaghetti Salad I

Rating: 4.61 stars

Fresh veggies and a rich variety of seasonings make this a great springtime dish for a party or a family picnic! Garnish with tomatoes and parsley and serve with a spaghetti salad smile!