Upgrade Your Picnic Staple: Easy Pasta Salad Recipes to Try

Give your favorite pasta salad recipe a rest, and try one of these 9 tasty versions instead

Try out these new takes on the classic pasta salad this summer.

Whether you're craving a light summer supper or a sensational side dish for your next backyard barbecue or neighborhood potluck, we've got your carb craving covered. These easy pasta salad recipes are the perfect sidedish to some heavy barbecue, or just something light to pack with hummus and cucumbers for a breezy summer picnic. From Southwestern to Asian, these recipes are bound to complement any menu.

Click through our slideshow to see iVillage's roundup of easy pasta recipes to jazz up your picnic staple, or get inspired to mix-and-match and make your own.

— Jenna Helwig, iVillage


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