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5 Perfect Pasta Salads for Summer

There's just something about summer that makes me want to eat pasta salad at every turn. Try some of my best pasta salads for lunch this week, or even better make one for a gathering this weekend. Let's just say calling it a salad masks the carb count!
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There's just something about summer that makes me want to eat pasta salad at every turn. Try some of my best pasta salads for lunch this week, or even better make one for a gathering this weekend. Let's just say calling it a salad masks the carb count!

Crunchy Ramen Salad
Ok, if you don't like Ramen you might be a robot. This salad is so refreshing and has the perfect amount of zest. Trust me, it's delicious!
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Kale Caesar Pasta Salad
Everything about this dish is just so right. Adding kale to a chicken caesar pasta salad makes it seem a little heathier and makes you forget how much cheese you added.
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Turkey Meatball Caprese Pasta
A quick and delicious pasta recipe with turkey meatballs, bocconcini, tomatoes, and basil. The best part is it tastes delicious room temperature or even served cold!
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Minestrone Pasta Salad
It's way too hot for minestrone soup, so try this summer alternative instead! Loaded with lots of healthy veggies and easy to make.
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Cold Spaghetti Salad
You've got to try my mom's signature dish. Cold spaghetti pasta is full of flavor and stocked with delicious veggies!
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