Pasta Salads

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Recipes courtesy of Rachael Ray
Pasta Salad a la Norma

Having a picnic or a backyard party this summer?  Here are some great pasta salad ideas that you can make ahead of time.

Pasta Salad with Ricotta Salata and Broccolini

Ricotta salata sounds like the soft, creamy cheese that you bake into lasagna, but it’s actually a semi-hard cheese that’s salty and crumbly. –RR

For a complete meal, serve with
Portobello Burgers with Roasted Red Pepper Paste and Smoked Mozzarella and Tomato, Onion and Cucumber Salad.

Asparagus Pasta Salad

You can make this pasta ahead of time the night before – the flavors taste even better the next day!

Pasta Salad a la Norma

You've heard of Pasta à la Norma, now try Pasta Salad à la Norma for a new twist on a classic dish.

Supreme Pizza Pasta Salad

As a side, this dish serves 8. For a complete meal, serve with Philly Steak Sandwiches and Stuffed Cherry Peppers.

Mac and Jack Salad

This is a great dish for picnics and potlucks. For a complete meal, serve with BBQ Chicken Burgers with Slaw.

Medeterranean Eggplant Steaks and Orzo Salad with Walnuts, Oregano and Tomatoes

Sea Shells Salad

This one's got mayo so keep chilled at all times.