Pasta salad recipe roundup

Five ways to up your warmer weather pasta game!

Now that the days are getting sunnier and just a bit warmer, I’m eager to switch gears into some of the lighter, fresher fare that marks the transition from wintery weather to spring and summer. Pasta salads are among my favourite things to make as they are a meal all on their own or the perfect sidekick for grilled meats and fish. As a bonus, pasta salads are often a great way to get more vegetables on people’s plates as well! Several of these dishes are vegetarian/vegan friendly and all can be made with gluten-free pasta if you prefer. Here are four of my favourite pasta salad recipes (click on the titles to access each one).

Fully-loaded BLT pasta salad

Pasta salad with grilled vegetables, pesto and bocconcini

Crisp and colourful Waldorf pasta salad

Vietnamese -inspired pasta and vegetable salad

Vegan pasta salad with Vietnamese style dressing

Pasta with tuna, lemon, capers and olives

Author: Paula Roy

Welcome to my kitchen! I love simple dishes prepared with passion and am always seeking to find new methods to make food as fun and flavourful as possible. If you enjoy this space be sure to check out my Rogers TV Ottawa cooking show, Paula Roy's Favourite Foods, available on local cable, streaming and a dedicated playlist on Rogers TV's YouTube channel.

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