Tomato Pasta Salad Recipes

Browse more than 120 recipes for pasta salads featuring tomatoes: diced tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, even sun-dried. Just remember to add the tomatoes right before serving, for best flavor.

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Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Macaroni Salad

Rating: 4.6 stars
The delicious flavors of crisp crumbled bacon and tangy fresh tomato that you love in a BLT sandwich dress up a bowl of macaroni salad that's perfect for a light lunch or side dish.

Tuscan Pasta Salad

Rating: 3.67 stars
A flavorful diversion from the run-of-the-mill Italian pasta salad. I like to serve this with grilled, fried, or barbecued chicken, and a crusty artisan bread. I would double the portions if you want to have leftovers when serving 4 or more; this goes fast in my home! Enjoy!

Chickpea-on-Chickpea Pasta Salad

Chickpea fusilli is tossed with marinated vegetables and cheese then dressed in a fresh herb pesto to create a hearty pasta salad to serve at your next potluck. The oils and vinegar in the marinated ingredients helps create a savory dressing. This vegetarian meal can also be served in small quantities for a fun appetizer at your next get-together.

Marinated Macaroni Salad

Rating: 4.38 stars
This is an excellent macaroni salad that everyone in my family has made over the years, and now I make. We have this with dinner at least once a week or every two weeks. It's a hit with everyone, as there's ketchup and sugar in it for the kids. Just try it; you'll LOVE it!

Momma's Pasta and Shrimp Salad

Rating: 4.69 stars
My mom threw this together for a family gathering one year at the last minute, and it is now the single most requested dish at every or not! Wonderful shrimp and pasta salad that satisfies the carb crave and is healthier than some of the other options we have these days. Great for backyard barbecue with friends or a quiet dinner inside with family. Serve chilled. Add vinegar for an extra tang! Feel free to add olives, peppers, or whatever veggies you love. This recipe is very flexible and forgiving.

Bow-Tie Pasta Salad

Rating: 4.51 stars
My aunt and mom created this recipe. It is a family favorite and a great item to bring to picnics and potlucks.

Awesome Pasta Salad

Rating: 4.63 stars
This is the best pasta salad I've ever eaten, and people request it frequently. It's a very easy, light-tasting side dish for a picnic or dinner.

Simple Pasta Salad

Rating: 4.64 stars
An easy, yet very yummy pasta salad. Almost any type of pasta may be used. Best if left to sit overnight.

Greek Orzo Salad

Rating: 4.45 stars
A delicious, colorful salad, with artichoke hearts and feta. I receive a lot of requests for this one.

Greek Pasta Salad

Rating: 4.61 stars
Great summer pasta salad.

Antipasto Pasta Salad

Rating: 4.63 stars
A delicious pasta, meat and cheese combination with a homemade dressing. It serves a crowd and is great for a picnic.

Greek Pasta Salad I

Rating: 4.61 stars
This is a great make-ahead pasta salad!

Inspiration and Ideas

Pasta Fredda

Rating: Unrated
"I served this at room temperature, as tomatoes and mozzarella should be, and all it needed was my fork and a few shakes of salt and pepper!" – naples34102

Zesty Cold Chicken Pasta Salad

Rating: 4.14 stars

A quick, easy, tasty, and colorful chicken pasta salad that looks as great as it tastes. Serve at room temperature or cool for at least 1 hour.