12 Pasta Salad Recipes For A Delicious And Carb-Filled Summer

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As a classic barbecue side dish and perfect picnic food, pasta salad is a summer mainstay — so it's important that we keep our menus varied with unique pasta salad recipes. This summer staple is so much more than a simple side. In fact, with a little effort, this refreshing dish becomes satisfying enough to count as a meal.

Amp up your pasta salad with cheese, fresh veggies, and of course, cheese, but don't forget to switch things up. These 12 recipes prove that pasta salad makes a tasty and versatile meal you'll want to eat all summer long.

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