5 Pasta Salad Recipes

Bring fresh-from-the-garden flavor to the classic pasta salad.
Pasta With Roasted Broccoli and Almond-Tomato Sauce

Pasta With Roasted Broccoli and Almond-Tomato Sauce

Pasta With Roasted Broccoli and Almond-Tomato Sauce.

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Image courtesy of Food Network Magazine.

Pasta With Roasted Broccoli and Almond-Tomato Sauce.

What could be more essential to a spring or summer spread than the quintessential pasta salad? This holiday weekend, don't settle for boxed salads with freeze-dried veggies. Pasta salads are an easy way to bring garden freshness to the picnic table, and making one usually just requires tossing together a few ingredients and chilling. Here are four recipes to try:

Sweet grape tomatoes and zingy red onion give this Creamy Bacon and Pea Pasta Salad fresh-from-the-garden flavor at TheHappiestHome.com.

Fresh asparagus and lemon meld to create a bright, crisp Summery Corkscrew Pasta Salad from Patrick and Gina Neely.

Almonds and broccoli blend with spaghetti noodles to create this Hearty Pasta Salad from Food Network Magazine.

All the flavor of meaty, delicious pizza...in salad form? Rachael Ray's Supreme Pizza Pasta Salad is a surprising twist on an old standby.

Ripe avocado and crunchy raw broccoli combine with orzo, garlic, cheese and pine nuts to create a one-of-a-kind Orzo Pasta Salad that will be the hit of any potluck or picnic.

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