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Easy Pasta Salad Recipes

Best pasta salad recipes

Published: June 19, 2021 at 12:13 pm
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Pasta salads make great prep-ahead lunches or quick and light dinners. Our easy ideas include orecchiette pasta with prawns and a tomato caper dressing to penne with pesto, peas and spinach

Want an easy pasta salad recipe? Try one of our quick and easy ideas, including easy healthy pasta salads and a simple cold Italian pasta salad.


Pasta salad recipes

Pasta salad with bocconcini, capers and tomatoes

Pasta gets tossed with tomatoes, olive oil, red wine vinegar and capers here, before being finished off with mozzarella cheese balls and fresh herbs. A great veggie dinner that's ready in 20 minutes.

Two bowls filled with curly pasta, roast tomatoes, basil and white cheese balls

Orecchiette pasta salad with prawns, basil, feta and tomato caper dressing

Check out this easy pasta and prawn salad recipe with crumbly feta, basil and a simple caper and tomato dressing. This quick salad dish is low in calories and ready in under 30 minutes.

Orecchiette Pasta Salad Recipe with Prawns

Deli pasta salad

Lots of deli staples like sweet roasted red peppers, olives, artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes and salami join farfalle pasta in this speedy and colourful pasta salad. Finish with parsley and crunchy red onion.

Deli pasta salad recipe

Penne pasta salad with pesto, peas and spinach

Make your own pesto or buy it fresh in a tub to make this vibrant dish, with frozen peas, spinach and parmesan.

Pesto, pea and spinach pasta salad recipe

Storecupboard pasta salad

Turn storecupboard staples like tinned tuna, jarred red peppers and olives into this vibrant, nutritious orzo pasta salad, on the table in 20 minutes.

Orzo, Bean and Tuna Salad on Two Plates

This prawn pasta salad has a creamy but light sauce made with mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, crushed garlic and lemon juice. Prawns, dill and crisp spring onion add fresh-tasting appeal.

Prawn and dill pasta salad recipe

Check out our orzo salad recipe with spicy 'nduja pesto, crumbly feta and juicy prawns. Make this simple salad for an easy meal that's low in calories but punchy in flavour.

Feta and Olive Salad Recipe with 'Nduja Prawns

Caprese pasta salad recipe

Orzo Pasta Salad Recipe

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