You can't really make it through summer without eating at least one pasta salad—and why would you want to? It's definitely right up there with watermelon and corn-on-the-cob as a summer food bucket list item. Here are 34 vegetarian pasta salad recipes (including plenty of vegan and gluten-free options) sure to make your next picnic, BBQ, or patio night extra delicious. There's everything from orzo to tortellini to veggie noodles to choose from!
34+ Vegetarian Pasta Salad Recipes
Here are 34 vegetarian pasta salad recipes sure to make your next picnic, BBQ, or patio night extra delicious.
This delicious Vegan Summer Pasta Salad combines both surprising textures and unique flavors. It's the perfect pasta salad for backyard BBQs or potluck gatherings. This pasta salad is made with orzo pasta noodles and loaded with vegetables. It's light, refreshing, and nutritious!
This Caprese Orzo Pasta Salad with Blueberries is a serving of sunshine in a bowl! A combination of delicious orzo pasta and fresh blueberries, this vegetarian pasta salad is one everyone will love!
This light, fresh, juicy summer salad is the perfect combination of tangy and sweet. Toss this beautiful Bell Pepper and Corn Pasta Salad together in just fifteen minutes and enjoy it as an entrée or as a side.
Lemon Parsley Pesto Pasta Salad can be served both hot and cold. This recipe is made with bow-tie pasta, which is usually a winner with kids! Skip the parmesan cheese to keep this pasta salad vegetarian.
This Roasted Broccoli and Lemon Pasta is topped with vegan parmesan cheese that is nutty, textured, and perfectly delicious. This pasta dish is packed with healthy foods like broccoli and leeks, as well.
This Simple Vegan Summer Orzo Salad mixes together amazing vegetables like fresh sweet corn, mouthwatering grape tomatoes, and fresh basil leaves. It’s light, juicy, and perfect for any occasion or time of day. This salad is also a treat for those who enjoy textures.
This luscious Creamy Vegetarian Macaroni Salad will be loved by all. It’s creamy, rich, and packed with flavor. Made with peppers, macaroni, carrots, tomatoes, and green onions, this salad is pleasing bite after bite!
This bright, colorful salad is delightfully luscious in every bite. Tossed together in only ten minutes, this Vegetarian Colorful Orzo Salad is perfect for all occasions and any time of the day. Enjoy the delicious, fresh ingredients like cucumber, tomato, and garlic in this alluring salad. To keep your salad vegetarian, opt for a vegetarian feta cheese rather than traditional.
Greek-Flavored Pasta Salad
This Greek-Flavored Pasta Salad swaps traditional lettuce with your favorite pasta. Tossed with Greek black olives, red onions, and bell peppers, this vegetarian pasta salad is amazing any time of the day and for any occasion!
This summery Vegan Orzo Greek Salad is jam-packed with delicious, healthy ingredients. The salad is colorful and provides a pleasing texture.
Pasta Salad with White Beans and Fresh Corn
This salad is made with white beans, corn, and fresh vegetables, making it hearty and nutritious. This Pasta Salad with White Beans and Fresh Corn is colorful and looks amazing at a potluck!
Spring Pasta Salad with Asparagus and Fresh Peas
This vegetarian pasta salad is made with asparagus, fresh peas, and your favorite small pasta. Spring Pasta Salad with Asparagus and Fresh Peas is loaded with so many amazing vegetables and is delicious eaten any time of day!
Cold Spirals with Roasted Red Peppers and Tofu "Feta"
This recipe includes perfectly roasted red peppers, fresh tomatoes, and tofu feta. This Cold Spirals with Roasted Red Peppers and Tofu "Feta" salad is exquisite and pairs perfectly with everything!
Lunch Box Pasta Salad
Your little one is definitely going to love this Lunch Box Pasta Salad. Enjoy the aroma of carrots, broccoli, and black olives from this light salad.
Southwestern Pasta Salad with Avocado and Peppers
Enjoy a sweet, smoky flavor in every bite of this Southwestern Pasta Salad with Avocado and Peppers. Made with short, twisty pasta and sweet corn, this pasta salad will be loved by everyone you're serving!
Pasta Salad with Chickpeas and Artichoke Hearts
Revel in the nutty taste of chickpeas in this Pasta Salad with Chickpeas and Artichoke Hearts. This pasta salad is made with beautifully marinated artichoke hearts and your favourite tiny pasta. Savor each bite of these juicy red bell peppers, carrots, and pasta!
Vegan Pasta Salad
This simple pasta salad is vegan and comes together in under fifteen minutes. Yellow squash, sun-dried tomato, and a delicious vinaigrette dressing combine in this delicious Vegan Pasta Salad.
Pasta Salad with Black-Eyed Peas and Corn
This pasta salad encompasses the beautiful earthy-nutty taste of black-eyed peas and juicy, sweet corn combined with your favourite chunky pasta. This Pasta Salad with Black-Eyed Peas and Corn is filled with vegetables and intense nourishment.
Vegan Pasta Salad Nicoise
This Vegan Pasta Salad Nicoise features an earthy taste from the delicious green beans and tangy ripe tomatoes. Baked marinated tofu provides delicious texture to this salad, and the vegetables pair perfectly with the deliciously seasoned dressing.
Three-Bean Pasta Salad
Explore different shaped pasta when you make this summer salad. This Three-Bean Pasta Salad is loaded with protein and crisp, fresh vegetables.
Marinated Eggplant Pasta Salad
This Marinated Eggplant Pasta Salad needs to be prepped ahead of time, but it’s worth the wait! The salad is zingy, tangy, and perfectly seasoned. Enjoy antioxidants like vitamins A and C with marinated eggplant in every bite!
Pasta Salad with Broccoli, Tomatoes, and Red Beans
This Pasta Salad with Broccoli, Tomatoes, and Red Beans is easy to put together and features red beans and fresh tomatoes. Red beans provide an excellent source of protein, as well as deliver a sweet, creamy flavor that mixes well with the earthy-bitter taste of broccoli.
Pasta Salad with Parsley Pesto and Two Squashes
This savory Pasta Salad with Parsley Pesto and Two Squashes is delicious paired with any dish. Made with zucchini and yellow summer squash, this pasta salad is great for potlucks and gatherings. Season the salad with salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes to enjoy a mix of sweet and spice with every bite!
Pasta and Tofu Salad
This Pasta and Tofu Salad is rich and creamy. It can be made with any small pasta and is packed with nutrition!
Japanese Sea Vegetable Salad with Noodles
This Japanese Sea Vegetable Salad with Noodles is made with smoked or baked tofu and beautiful noodles. Enjoy the vitamins from the carrots and celery in this pasta salad.
Creamy Vegan Macaroni Salad
The secret to making an excellent Creamy Vegan Macaroni Salad is cooking the pasta to perfection. Don't overcook the macaroni because it will become mushy. This pasta salad is creamy, soft, and smooth.
Pasta with Roasted Vegetables and Olives
Amazing textures come together in this delicious Pasta with Roasted Vegetables and Olives. Enjoy roasted eggplant, peppers, and pasta in this summery salad. Drizzled with olive oil and tossed with roasted vegetables, this pasta salad is refreshing and packed with flavor!
Pasta with Greens, Chickpeas, and Olives
This nourishing Pasta with Greens, Chickpeas, and Olives is loaded with nutrients and vitamins. This pasta salad is colourful and has a substantial amount of vegetables.
Tomato Tortellini or Ravioli Salad
Freshly chopped broccoli, luscious summer tomatoes, and bitter olives come together in this pasta salad. This Tomato Tortelli or Ravioli Salad is packed with nutrition!
Broccoli Pasta Salad
This savory Broccoli Pasta Salad is hearty and loaded with vitamins and nutrients. This pasta salad incorporates ingredients like broccoli, pepper, and cranberries to create a unique and satisfying taste.
Italian Pasta Salad with Tomatoes and Cucumbers
This Italian Pasta Salad with Tomatoes and and Cucumbers is low-calorie and perfectly seasoned. Enjoy the fresh, delicious tomatoes and cucumbers in this summery salad recipe!
Orzo Pasta Salad
This Orzo Pasta Salad comes together with chopped tomatoes and delicious fresh herbs. Even better, this recipe only requires a short amount of prep time!
Angel Hair Pasta with Kale and Lemon
Loaded with superfood kale, this Angel Hair Pasta with Kale and Lemon is overflowing with nutrients, vitamins, and healthy goodness.
Pasta with Cilantro Jalapeño Pesto, Fresh Corn, & Tomatoes is a mix between an entrée and salad. Sweet fresh corn, juicy tomatoes, and spicy pesto pair with pasta noodles of your choosing in this incredibly delicious dish!
Radishes are full of flavor and rich in antioxidants, calcium, and potassium. Roasted Radishes with Pesto Pasta are healthy, hearty, and beautiful! To make it vegan, swap the parmesan for a non-dairy crumble cheese.
Red Beans with Pasta and Broccoli
This dish fuses both Asian flavors and Italian spices to ultimately create a hearty, filling pasta salad. This Red Beans with Pasta and Broccoli dish is healthy and loaded with beautiful bright green broccoli.
Pasta with Spinach, Chickpeas, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Sweet, savory, and slightly nutty (thanks to the chickpeas), this Pasta with Spinach, Chickpeas, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes will give you an amazing meal.
Faith (An Edible Mosaic) says
I love pasta salads! They're perfect for picnics and BBQs, and then I love having leftovers for lunch during the week. Great collection, I love the variety here! Thanks so much for including me!
Jenn @ Peas and Crayons says
Ohmygosh how did I miss this one!? These look FANTASTIC! Pinned! <3