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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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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 10 below.
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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.
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Tortellini Salad Recipe
This is a very healthy pasta salad, 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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This is a very simple, four-ingredient salad that goes well with just about everything, and it travels well, too, making it a perfect bring-along dish for potlucks and parties. If you want to switch things up a bit, try making this pasta salad with kale pesto.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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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.