Pasta Salad

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Pasta Salad

Rating: 4.61 stars
A dear friend gave me this recipe many years ago and I've been making it ever since. It's great for barbecues.

Antipasto Pasta Salad

Rating: 4.63 stars
A delicious pasta, meat and cheese combination with a homemade dressing. It serves a crowd and is great for a picnic.

Pesto Pasta Caprese Salad

Rating: 4.59 stars
The traditional Caprese salad is modified to pasta form. The mozzarella used is a fresh mozzarella, if you use the brick style, it will not be the same. If you can't find the pearlini mozzarella, use the cieglini and cut it in half. Regular rotini pasta can be used but the cooking time will be different.

Greek Orzo Salad

Rating: 4.44 stars
A delicious, colorful salad, with artichoke hearts and feta. I receive a lot of requests for this one.

Israeli Couscous Salad

Rating: 5 stars
A fresh and light salad of Israeli couscous, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, spinach, and herbs drizzled with a tangy citrus dressing. Serve by itself or alongside your favorite protein.

Spinach and Orzo Salad

Rating: 4.6 stars
A light, easy-to-make salad that's pleasing to the palate.

Greek Pasta Salad I

Rating: 4.62 stars
This is a great make-ahead pasta salad!

Asian Salad

Rating: 4.65 stars
This salad is appreciated by everyone because of its unique blend of flavors.

Chef John's Classic Macaroni Salad

Rating: 4.78 stars
Whether it's sitting next to some smoky ribs or just a humble hot dog, this deli-style macaroni salad will always be a crowd favorite, as long as you pay attention to a few key details.

Broccoli and Tortellini Salad

Rating: 4.61 stars
Crisp, fresh broccoli and cheese tortellini with a creamy dressing are the basis of this salad. Raisins, sunflower seeds and red onion dress it up. This recipe is most requested at potlucks.

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Rating: 4.56 stars
For anyone who likes Buffalo wings, this is a great change of pace from normal pasta salad. Really popular as a side dish for a barbeque or just about any gathering you can think of. You can substitute or add many different vegetables with this recipe.

Amish Macaroni Salad

Rating: 4.53 stars
A colorful and flavorful macaroni salad made with hard cooked eggs, bell pepper and celery in a creamy dressing. Best macaroni salad I have ever had. I always get many requests for recipe. Enjoy!

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Classic Macaroni Salad

Rating: 4.45 stars

This is a salad that everyone seems to love. I always get lots of compliments on this recipe and it is just a pleasing taste that seems to suit everyone.