Pasta salad draws to mind images of sad, cold noodles, haphazardly chopped veggies and maybe some diced ham packed into a plastic tub. It’s filling, it’s fine, but it’s not even remotely exciting. It shouldn’t be that way though, because pasta is delicious, which means pasta salad should be outstanding.
That’s what we have for you right here: outstanding pasta salad recipes that completely reinvent the classic. (We also have one classic recipe because when it’s homemade it can actually be pretty good.) So get the pot of water boiling (don’t forget to salt it), start chopping the veggies and give pasta salad the makeover it deserves.