10 Best-Ever Pasta Salads for the Fourth of July

Get ready for a festive Independence Day with these 10 excellent pasta salads.

Get ready for a festive Independence Day with these 10 excellent pasta salads.

1. Bow-Tie Salad with Fennel, Prosciutto and Parmesan
This fast main-course salad is made with tangy lemon dressing.

2. Paella Salad
Orzo or rice can be used in this delicious take on the Spanish dish paella.

3. Grilled-Chicken Pasta Salad with Artichoke Hearts
Save time by using canned artichoke hearts.

4. Soba Salad with Dried Shiitake Dressing
This Japanese-style dish is great for a crowd.

5. Fusilli with Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
Zesty tomato pesto is perfect for this colorful salad, and also good served on top of grilled meats.

6. Whole-Wheat Pasta with Tofu and Cucumber
Serve this terrific warm-weather dish at room temperature.

7. Bow-Tie Salad with Scallops, Black Olives, Oranges and Mint
This unique salad combines flavors reminiscent of Morocco and southern Italy.

8. Rice-Noodle Salad with Chicken and Herbs
Fizzy ginger beer or sparkling wine pair well with this refreshing Vietnamese-style salad.

9. Fregola Tabbouleh
Nancy Silverton’s delicious version of tabbouleh features fregola sarda, a chewy Italian mini pasta from Sardinia.

10. Pasta Salad with Grilled Vegetables
This terrific vegetarian dish is ready in just 25 minutes.

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