For the ultimate picnic fare or light summer supper, check out our vegetarian pasta salad recipes for cool Greek-style pasta salads, chickpea and pasta salads and more. Leftovers are great in packed lunches.
Grilled vegetables are delicious with chunky pasta in a tangy dressing. Serve this salad as a light lunch or offer it as an accompaniment for grilled poultry or meat, when it will serve 6 or 8.
A Vietnamese-inspired sauce made with coriander, chillies, lime juice, fish sauce and sugar is tossed with rice noodles, cucumber, shredded cabbage and carrots.
A delightful summer pasta salad. Lime-tomato dressing with minced chillies gives it a kick.
Penne pasta is tossed with tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers and black olives, then dressed in lemon juice and olive oil.
This recipe comes from my Italian grandmother. It was always one of my favourites. It's best if you chill it overnight.