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!
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.
Avocado Pasta Salad (Vegan)
This avocado pasta salad is a bright and beautiful bowl of fresh vegetables and a creamy dressing! Loaded with fresh veggies, gluten free macaroni pasta, in a creamy avocado vinaigrette. Vegan, vegetarian, no mayo, and high in fiber and plant protein.
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!
This gluten free pasta salad recipe is loaded with vegetables and rice noodles in a bright and tangy dressing. A great make ahead lunch, refreshing and crunchy. Vegetarian, gluten free, and dairy free - perfect for everyone at your table.
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.
This creamy cucumber pasta salad is vegan and gluten free, making it a crunchy vegetarian side salad everyone can enjoy! Great as a meatless pasta side dish, a meal prep lunch, or just a great recipe for garden cucumbers.
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!
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!
This deli style macaroni salad recipe is a creamy delicious side dish to serve at a BBQ, cookout, or potluck. Classic deli-style flavor with lots of added vegetables for a bright and fresh crunch. This simple recipe is great to make ahead for your next gathering.
This gluten free macaroni salad with Amish Dressing (and no mayo!) 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.
This creamy egg pasta salad recipe is packed with fresh vegetables, protein and is gluten free! Great for BBQs, potlucks, or parties - a crowd-pleaser summer side dish everyone will love.
This egg macaroni salad recipe is incredibly cost-efficient, and easy to make ahead or meal prep. Serve along side grilled burgers, hot dogs, and fresh corn on the cob.
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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