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Summer Salad Series: 14 Popular Pasta Salads Including Easy Fixes for Boxed Salad Mixes

Summer Salad Series. Pasta Salads by intelligentdomestications.comThis is the second post in our new Summer Salad Series. There are 3 great salad recipes in the first post including Grilled Chicken & Black Beans Warm Salad which you can find here. This week we are featuring Pasta Salads which are a huge favorite!

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Kale and Pistachio Pasta Salad

A few of the Ingredients included in this healthy and nutritious  salad are pistachios, pine nuts, feta cheese and  smoked paprika.  This healthy Kale and Pistachio Pasta Salad is brought to us by Ansh from Spice Roots. You can find the printable recipe here.

Kale and Pistachio Pasta Salad
Photo by Spice Roots

Melon Orzo Salad with Orange Poppyseed Vinaigrette

To quote David Letterman “Please hold on to your wigs and keys!” This one is a show stopper. Isn’t that just a beautiful salad. I am already thinking of other ways to use Orange Poppyseed Vinaigrette! Justine from Cooking & Beer has done a great job with this yummy  Orzo Pasta salad recipe! Go here for this recipe and other great salad recipes.

Photo by Cooking & Beer

Tortellini Salad

Oh Yes, it does say Tortellina Salad! This is going to be so good! Go here to visit Kristyn over at Lil’ Luna. You will not only find the recipe for this Tortellina Salad but Kristyn has included links to 4 more delicious salads on the same page.

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Photo by Lil’ Luna


Summertime Pasta Salad Recipe

Summertime Pasta Salad
Photo by Hot Coupon World

This printable recipe can be found over at Hot Coupon World hosted by Heidi. This Pasta Salad recipe includes black olives, pepperoni and artichoke hearts among other delicious ingredients. Go here for the recipe.

Greek Pasta Salad

Chrystal from Sea of Savings is sharing the tasty Greek Pasta Salad with us. Don’t you just love a good Greek Salad! You know the cheese is going to set it off! Go here for her recipe.

Photo by Sea of Savings

Bowtie Bacon Pasta Salad Recipe

This Bowtie Bacon Pasta Salad looks so scrumptious! The ingredient list is simple and easy! Andrea at Saving Every Day is sharing her printable recipe with us today, get it here.

Bowtie Bacon Pasta Salad Recipe
Photo by Saving Every Day

 Caprese Pasta Salad Mason Jar Recipe

Sarah over at Must Have Mom has delightfully provided a nice collection of Mason Jar Salads including this picturesque Caprese Pasta Salad Mason Jar Recipe.  Not only are the recipes included but the packing order as well. This post has been Pinned nearly one thousand times!

mason jar salad
Photo by Must Have Mom


Easy Fixes for Boxed Salad Mixes

The favorite brand of boxed salad mixes seems to be Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad. There is a lot of culinary creativity with these mixes.  Be sure to check out the variety of recipes on the Betty Crocker site as well where there are another 50 or so ideas including one entitled Red, White and Blueberry Pasta Salad.

This is my recipe for Parmesan Chicken & Veggie Suddenly Salad which you can find here.

Parmesan Chicken & Veggie Suddenly Salad.intelligentdomestications.com

  • Dressed Up Boxed Pasta Salad by Saving Toward a Better Life. Find the Recipe here.
  • Easy Pasta Salad. This one is actually a Pin which includes instructions here.
  • Antipasto Pasta Salad and California BLT Salad  recipes can both be found here by  Culinary.net
  • Veggied Suddenly Salad can be found here, also a Pin with instructions.
  • Layered Mexican Salad, can be found with instructions here. (I found this one one Pinterest and the Betty Crocker site as well)

Layered Mexican Salad  Ingredients/Directions:   1 box Betty Crocker® Suddenly Salad® classic pasta salad mix 3 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 can (15 oz) Progresso® black beans, drained, rinsed 1 can (15.25 oz) Green Giant® whole kernel corn, drained 4 cups torn romaine lettuce 1 container (12 oz) refrigerated guacamole dip 1 1/2 cups finely shredded Mexican 4-cheese blend (6 oz) 3 plum (Roma) tomatoes, chopped 1 can (2 1/4 oz) sliced ri...

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What are your favorite Pasta Salad ingredients?


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  1. Oh, gosh, I want to try them all! I love a good pasta salad. And during the summertime I try not to heat up the house too much so I eat salads even more. I’m pinning these to my salad board!

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