Pasta salad is an all-time favorite menu item for backyard barbecues. They're easy, colorful, versatile and they're always a hit. While the classic macaroni salad or Italian pasta salad is a great option, try switching it up with these exciting recipes this summer.
This orzo salad is summer in a bowl, with bright cherry tomatoes, grilled corn, fresh basil, peaches and jalapeños for a little heat. The simple honey-lime dressing makes it a perfect warm-weather entree or side dish.
This recipe is simple, healthy and delicious. Mix your favorite pasta with avocado, cherry tomatoes, chickpeas, red onion, basil and feta cheese and toss with a lemon basil vinaigrette.
This creamy pasta salad has a Southwestern flair with black beans, corn, cilantro, chicken and red bell pepper. The best part? It's topped with Fritos for a satisfyingly salty crunch.