Nothing beats a great Pasta Salad during the Spring and Summer months. Perfect for holidays, barbecues, parties and picnics; pasta salad is a versatile simple side dish and a guaranteed crowd pleaser!
These 55 COLD PASTA SALAD RECIPES will get you through this backyard barbecue season with a little flair. Show up to the party with one of these unique pasta salads and people will be begging for the recipe.
Scroll to the bottom for extra tips and tricks to make your pasta salad perfect.
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Tips and Tricks For Perfect Pasta Salad
Can You Make Pasta Salad The Day Before
Yes! Pasta salad is fantastic the second day so it is the perfect make ahead recipe.
If making the day before I toss the pasta salad with half the dressing then add the rest before serving. This will prevent the pasta from absorbing the dressing.
How Long Will Pasta Salad Keep In The Refrigerator
Pasta salad will stay good in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. However, I always eat pasta salad within 3 days because the pasta tends to absorb moisture from the dressing.
Be sure to store pasta salad in an airtight container while in the refrigerator.
What Goes Well With Cold Pasta Salad
Pasta salad goes well alongside most any protein, especially barbecue.