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21 Vegetarian Pasta Salad Recipes For Your Next Summer BBQ

These vegetarian pasta salad recipes are healthy, tasty, plant-based crowd pleasers everyone will love at your next summer BBQ!  From crunchy cucumber pasta salad, to pesto caprese salad, and creamy macaroni salads – these 21 salads will have you covered for your next summer side dish!

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There’s nothing more refreshing than a bright and crunchy, or creamy and tangy pasta salad side dish. These plant-based pasta salad side dishes will be your next favorite recipes… and everyone else will love them as well!  Pasta salads are fantastic party recipes to make ahead: most often having them sit in the fridge for a day or two only adds to the flavor. The below pasta salads are a great collection of favorites we love, and hope you will too.

Pasta Salad with Avocado Dressing (Vegan, GF)

This avocado veggie pasta salad is a bright and beautiful bowl of fun! Loaded with fresh veggies, GF pasta, in a creamy avocado vinaigrette dressing! 
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Macaroni and Pea Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free)

This creamy macaroni and pea salad is loaded with fresh celery, carrots, bell pepper, and of course tons of green peas for a great side dish. This pasta salad has a wonderfully creamy ranch dressing, a great crowd pleaser for your next pot luck, bbq, or party!
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Rice Noodle Pasta Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

This rice noodle pasta salad is loaded with vegetables and noodles in a bright and tangy dressing. A great make ahead lunch, refreshing and crunchy. Vegan, gluten free, vegetarian, and so refreshing. The best vegan or vegetarian side salad for a summer party or bbq!
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Tzatziki Pasta Salad (Gluten Free, Vegan, Summer Side Dish)

This vegan tzatziki pasta salad is loaded with fresh vegetables & bright herbs in a creamy tangy dressing. A great gluten free side dishes for bbq
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Vegan Ramen Noodle Salad Recipe (Vegan, Meal Prep)

This vegan ramen noodle salad is light and crunchy, loaded with vegetables, and so easy to meal prep and make ahead.  It was so good, I made it 2 weeks in a row for my lunch!  I can't get enough of this crunchy, tasty salad.
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Creamy Cucumber Pasta Salad (Vegan, GF)

This creamy cucumber pasta salad is vegan and gluten free, making it a cruchy healthy vegetarian side salad everyone can enjoy! Great as a meatless pasta side dish, a meal prep luch, or just a great recipe for garden cucumbers.
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Vegan Hawaiian Macaroni Salad with Pineapple (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Fresh pineapple & veggies make this creamy vegan Hawaiian Mac Salad a total hit for a summer backyard BBQ side dish! 
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Coleslaw Pasta Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free, BBQ Side Dish)

A crowd pleaser BBQ dish dish: Coleslaw Pasta Salad!  Crisp, tangy, creamy and delicious- this is the perfect side dish for a BBQ, holiday party, or just a weeknight dinner!
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Cold Peanut Noodle Salad (Vegan, GF)

This cold peanut noodle salad is a quick and healthy 15-minute recipe! Loaded with fresh veggies, in an easy homemade peanut sauce. 
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Honey Mustard Macaroni Salad (Gluten Free, Vegetarian)

As a beekeeper, I know honey! This honey mustard macaroni salad is simple and tasty, made with fresh veggies and raw honey straight from the beehive.  
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Red Cabbage Macaroni Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free)

This creamy red cabbage macaroni salad is loaded with fresh celery, carrots, bell pepper, and of course tons of hearty cabbage for a healthy side dish. This pasta salad has a wonderfully creamy ranch dressing, a great crowd pleaser for your next pot luck, bbq, or party!
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Pesto Tortellini Pasta Salad (Vegetarian)

This pesto tortellini pasta salad is a bright and fresh easy summer side dish- loaded with vegetables and a herby pesto sauce!  This is a great cold pasta salad to enjoy on a hot day or bring to a summer potluck. You can use any tortellini you have on hand,  and toss it with fresh veggies and a bright and fresh pesto sauce!
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The BEST Vegan Greek Pasta Salad Recipe

The BEST vegan Greek Pasta Salad is made with fresh vegetables, herbs, and a super secret homemade dressing! Great for parties, BBQs, or potlucks.
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Caprese Pasta Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette (Vegetarian, GF)

This Caprese pasta salad with pesto vinaigrette is a delicious and veggie-packed summer side dish, perfect for a BBQ, cookout, or holiday party.
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Sweet Deli Macaroni Salad Recipe(Vegetarian, GF, Vegan Option)

This sweet deli macaroni salad recipe is a creamy delicious side dish to serve at a BBQ, cookout, or potluck. Classic deli-style flavor!
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MARINATED Vegetarian Pasta Salad! | RecipeTin Eats

Marinated Veggie Pasta Salad by RecipeTin Eats!

Gluten Free Amish Macaroni Salad

This gluten free macaroni salad with Amish Dressing is a classic recipe that's a perfect side dish salad for your next potluck, bbq, or party. This no mayo macaroni salad recipe is loaded with fresh vegetables and has a thick, sweet, and creamy dressing.
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Classic Macaroni Salad with Greek Yogurt (Vegan & Gluten Free Option)

Classic macaroni salad with Greek yogurt gets a healthy modern low calorie makeover with Greek yogurt and fresh vegetables!  This BBQ approved side dish is great for a party. 
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Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing

Click here for this great Italian Pasta Salad Recipe by Little Broken!

Garden Veggie Pasta Salad — Let’s Dish Recipes

Click here for this great Garden Veggie Pasta Salad Recipe from Let’s Dish!

Creamy Deviled Egg Macaroni Salad (Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

This creamy deviled egg macaroni salad recipe is packed with protein and gluten free! Great for BBQs, potlucks, or parties!
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As always, if you make any of these vegetarian summer pasta salad recipes be sure to leave me a comment, rate the recipe, and tag me @theherbeevore on Instagram so I can feature you.  I love seeing all your photos of my recipe recreations!

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