22 Super Easy Pasta Salads Perfect for Memorial Day

Get the recipe: Avocado Cilantro Pasta Salad

Now that the days are finally getting warmer (or at least getting there...), we want food that is light, delicious and easy to put together. There's also barbecue season on the horizon and that means al fresco dining oops galore. Nothing says spring and summer fare like these 22 pasta salad recipes because a) they're so simple to execute and b) they make life taste so much better. So if you're looking for a pasta salad for a BBQ, or just in the mood for an easy side to go with grilled meat or fish, look no further. We've rounded up the best. Browse through them, make sure to save ur favorites, then get ready to dig into the most satisfying bowls of noods ever.

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Pasta salads can be as fancy or as simple as you like. Whether you're vegan, vegetarian, or an omnivore, there's a whole lot of recipes to suit your cravings or diet. From Mediterranean Orzo Salad and Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad, to Garlicky Tomato Pasta Salad and Italian Pasta Salad, I'm sure there's more than one you'll enjoy in this list of pasta-bilities.

Easy Pasta Salad Recipes

<p>Alison Ashton</p><p>This pasta salad features summer-fresh cherry tomatoes, olives and lots of pepperoni, tossed in a sun-dried-tomato-spiked pesto dressing.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/1046957/jonashton/pepperoni-pasta-salad-with-mozzarella-and-pesto/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Pepperoni Pasta Salad With Mozzarella and Pesto;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Pepperoni Pasta Salad With Mozzarella and Pesto</a></strong></p>
<p>Callie Blount</p><p>This healthy pasta salad has an avocado-cilantro dressing recipe that you'll want to put on everything!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/1049675/kelli_acciardo/healthy-avocado-cilantro-pasta-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Avocado Cilantro Pasta Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Avocado Cilantro Pasta Salad</a></strong></p>
<p>Krista Marshall</p><p>Make a quick Thai-inspired noodle salad with spaghetti noodles, a coleslaw mix and a flavorful peanut-sriracha dressing.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/877089/kristamarshall/thai-noodle-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Thai Noodle Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Thai Noodle Salad</a></strong></p>
<p>Krista Marshall</p><p>This Crab Pasta Salad makes a terrific light dinner or cookout side dish.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="/842643/kristamarshall/crab-pasta-salad/" data-ylk="slk:Crab Pasta Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Crab Pasta Salad</a></strong></p>

Krista Marshall

This Crab Pasta Salad makes a terrific light dinner or cookout side dish.

Get the recipe: Crab Pasta Salad

<p>Foodie Crush</p><p>This vegetarian Mediterranean orzo pasta salad with crunchy vegetables and spinach, briny olives, and feta cheese makes a healthy, easy-to-make, meal-prepped meal or flavorful pasta salad side.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.foodiecrush.com/mediterranean-orzo-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mediterranean Orzo Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Mediterranean Orzo Salad</a></strong></p>
<p>London Brazil</p><p>This Tex-Mex picnic favorite is as delicious as it is colorful.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/842685/communitytable/salsa-ranch-pasta-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Salsa Ranch Pasta Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Salsa Ranch Pasta Salad</a></strong></p>
<p>Midget Momma</p><p>Sundried tomato pasta salad is seriously the easiest pasta salad recipe that you could ever make. If you are looking for an amazing, flavorful Italian pasta salad recipe this is it!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe:<em> <a href="https://www.midgetmomma.com/sundried-tomato-pasta-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad</a></em></strong></p>
<p>Life in the Lofthouse</p><p>California Pasta Salad is fresh, healthy and packed full of flavor!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://life-in-the-lofthouse.com/california-pasta-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:California Pasta Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">California Pasta Salad</a></strong></p>
<p>Le Creme de La Crumb</p><p>This mandarin pasta spinach salad with teriyaki dressing is easy, quick, healthy, and tossed in the most addictive teriyaki vinaigrette dressing!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.lecremedelacrumb.com/mandarin-pasta-spinach-salad-with-teriyaki-dressing/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mandarin Pasta Spinach Salad with Teriyaki Dressing;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Mandarin Pasta Spinach Salad with Teriyaki Dressing</a></strong></p>
<p>Crazy for Crust</p><p>Easy Italian pasta salad is an easy side dish for any potluck. This simple pasta salad recipe has fresh vegetables, olives, pepperoni and salami and a Italian dressing that makes it the perfect summer salad.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.crazyforcrust.com/easy-italian-pasta-salad-recipe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Easy Italian Pasta Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Easy Italian Pasta Salad</a></strong></p>
<p>Crunchy Creamy Sweet</p><p>Italian pasta salad recipe with pepperoni, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, olives, and fresh mozzarella cheese. A perfect side dish to your summer dinners!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.crunchycreamysweet.com/italian-pasta-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Italian Pasta Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link "><em>Italian Pasta Salad</em></a></strong></p>
<p>Dinner then Dessert</p><p>BBQ chicken pasta salad with a rich, yummy BBQ mayonnaise sauce, corn, bell peppers, black beans and juicy chicken breast.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://dinnerthendessert.com/bbq-chicken-pasta-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:BBQ Chicken Pasta Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">BBQ Chicken Pasta Salad</a></strong></p>
<p>Baker by Nature</p><p>This easy pesto tortellini pasta salad is ready in about 10 minutes! Made with just basic 5 ingredients you probably have in the kitchen right now!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://bakerbynature.com/easy-pesto-tortellini-pasta-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Easy Pesto Tortellini Pasta Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Easy Pesto Tortellini Pasta Salad</a></strong></p>
<p>Darn Good Veggies</p><p>Protein-packed Thai pasta salad is a healthy 20 minute dinner recipe that packs in over 18 grams of protein and is full of veggies!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.darngoodveggies.com/protein-packed-thai-pasta-salad-vegan-gluten-free/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad</a></strong></p>
<p>Carlsbad Cravings</p><p>This cowboy pasta salad is a TexMex pasta salad at it’s most tantalizing. It is fully loaded with everything delicious and makes not only a crowd pleasing potluck side but is a stand-alone dinner as well.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://carlsbadcravings.com/cowboy-pasta-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Cowboy Pasta Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Cowboy Pasta Salad</a></strong></p>
<p>Just a Taste</p><p>Whip up a 20-minute meal in-a-bowl with a refreshing recipe for Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad starring DIY dressing.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.justataste.com/chicken-caesar-pasta-salad-recipe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad</a></strong></p>
<p>The Recipe Critic</p><p>This Tuscan pasta salad recipe is an easy pasta salad with sun dried tomatoes, peppers spinach, and olives tossed in a tangy dressing. This pasta salad is perfect for your next potluck!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://therecipecritic.com/tuscan-pasta-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Tuscan Pasta Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Tuscan Pasta Salad</a></strong></p>
<p>Zesty pesto, green peas, pine nuts, and mozzarella pearls make a flavorful and pretty pasta salad.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.onceuponachef.com/recipes/pasta-salad-with-pesto.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Pasta Salad with Pesto;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Pasta Salad with Pesto</a></strong></p>
<p>Real House Moms</p><p>Take this bacon and avocado pasta salad to your next potluck and watch it disappear! Everyone loves this easy pasta salad!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://realhousemoms.com/bacon-avocado-pasta-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bacon Avocado Pasta Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Bacon Avocado Pasta Salad</a></strong></p>
<p>Girl Gone Gourmet</p><p>This orzo pasta salad with broccoli, bell pepper, red onion, and chickpeas is a great summer side dish. It’s tossed in a lemony mustard vinaigrette making it a fresh and light summer side dish for grilled steak, chicken, or seafood. Make it ahead to let all the flavors marry together and serve it cold or at room temperature.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.girlgonegourmet.com/orzo-pasta-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Orzo Pasta Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Orzo Pasta Salad</a></strong></p>
<p>Baker by Nature</p><p>This 20-minute tomato, basil, and mozzarella pasta salad is fresh, fast, and so flavorful! The perfect quick and easy summer pasta salad recipe.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://bakerbynature.com/garlicky-tomato-basil-pasta-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Garlicky Tomato Basil Pasta Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Garlicky Tomato Basil Pasta Salad</a></strong></p>
<p>Cafe Delites</p><p>A pasta salad made with fresh mediterranean salad ingredients and drizzled with an incredible lemon herb dressing!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://cafedelites.com/lemon-herb-mediterranean-pasta-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lemon Herb Mediterranean Pasta Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Lemon Herb Mediterranean Pasta Salad</a></strong></p>

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