These pasta salad recipes are easy and delicious. One of my favorite things about pasta salads is that you can make them ahead of time. I love to keep a big batch in my fridge all week for easy meals, and they’re the perfect make-ahead side for Easter dinner, a summer BBQ, or potluck!
Whether you’re looking for a creamy, decadent Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad with bacon, a lighter, healthier Caprese version, or one packed full of Greek/Mediterranean flavors, I’ve got you covered with these scrumptious recipes.
And before I go further, I’d love to share one of my favorite pasta salad tricks with you.
How to make pasta salad in advance so it doesn’t dry out!
When pasta salad sits too long in the fridge, it has a tendency to absorb most of the dressing and dry out. Luckily, there’s a super simple trick to preventing dry pasta salad that works with most pasta salad recipes.
The solution? Save half the dressing in a separate bowl or container in your fridge, and mix it in just before serving!
Or, you can also drizzle in some olive oil just before serving, if olive oil works with the recipe you’re making.
Without further ado, here are some of the best pasta salad recipes the internet has to offer!
Do you have a favorite pasta salad recipe you make again and again? Leave it in the comments below, I’d love to hear about them and add to this list!