Eight Great Pasta Salad Recipes

I’m only 50% Italian, but I’ve always only identified myself as such. This sounds awful, but I couldn’t even tell you what the other 50% is. My mom calls herself a mutt 🙂

That said, I’m a disappointing Italian – pasta is NOT my favorite. While my husband used to eat a pound of pasta in one sitting, I don’t eat it often. It leaves me bloated, so I tend to save pasta for nights before my long runs.

I do make an exception, though – and that’s pasta salad. Maybe it’s because I love barbecues, or because I love all “salads” – chicken, egg, tuna, potato, you name it. I can’t get enough of chilled pasta salads this summer. Here’s a round up of eight great ones I’ve tried recently!

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Avocado Pasta Salad

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Mediterranean Pasta Salad

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Italian Pasta Salad

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BLT Pasta Salad

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Creamy Southern Pasta Salad

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Cilantro Lime Southwestern Pasta Salad

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Tortellini Pasta Salad

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Bruschetta Pasta Salad

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Tom and Lauren Tate met each other in college and fell in love (there may or may not have been alcohol involved). Years later, they got married, had a baby and now live happily in Southeastern PA with their little boy. Lauren manages the home, while Tom manages projects at a software company. While their interests range from cooking and working out (her) and playing guitar and video games (him), together they manage to maintain a blog, Little Old Home (www.littleoldhome.com).

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