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This is one of the more popular pasta salads I make for summer parties and picnics. Feel free to substitute your own favorite vegetables for the ones I've chosen, but try to keep the marinated artichokes. They lend such a great flavor to this dish.
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BLT Pasta Salad Recipe
Refreshing and hearty, this is one of those pasta salads that could be served either as a light main course or a side dish. Feel free to add more bacon if you want a heartier flavor.
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Southwestern Steak Pasta Salad
This hearty pasta salad has all the flavors of great Tex-Mex food: black beans, corn, jicama and red bell peppers. Feel free to substitute chicken for the steak if you prefer.
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Tuna Macaroni Salad Recipe
There's a local high-end grocery store in my neighborhood that makes a tuna pasta salad everyone just goes nuts over. But it is so simple to create it at home. This is my version, and I have to say it is darned good. I especially like the fact that I don't have to pay $6.99 per pound for it!Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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Fresh vegetables like arugula, tomatoes, cucumber, and black olives add wonderful color and texture to this Mediterranean pasta salad. The dressing has a touch of mayo and mustard, offering a creaminess while the lemon, garlic, and oregano bring Mediterranean flavors. Fresh basil and feta cheese finish off this filling pasta salad perfect for a vegetarian meal or side dish.
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Greek Pasta Salad Recipe
You will find all the flavors of a great Greek salad in this pasta salad recipe, including cucumbers, black olives, tomatoes and feta cheese. A Greek salad dressing brings it all together. Serve with my moist and juicy turkey burgers.
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Mexican Pasta Salad
Black beans, red peppers, corn, Mexican cheese and jicama add Mexican flavors to this hearty pasta salad. This is a great side dish for my chicken fajita recipe.Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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Tortellini Salad Recipe
This is pasta salad is made with whole wheat tortellini, zucchini, red peppers, onions and mushrooms. I like to make this salad in the summer when the zucchini is plentiful. Feel free to add or substitute different vegetables if you like. A red pepper dressing keeps this salad light.
If you like this recipe, check out my baked tortellini with chicken and spinach. It's a hot comfort food dish that's always a hit with the kids.
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Why include couscous salad in this recipe collection? Because couscous is technically pasta! This recipe tastes great in the summer when zucchini and red peppers are in season. I use instant couscous for this recipe.