Pasta Salad At Its Best
The versatility of pasta is endless and pasta salads are a perfect example! Pasta salad is typically made with short pasta shapes like Barilla Farfalle, Barilla Rotini, Barilla Penne, Barilla Orzo, Barilla Cut Macaroni and Barilla Medium Shells. These shapes are bite sized and easy to eat with lots of folds, ridges and pockets to catch the dressing, flavourful herbs and other small ingredients. Pasta salads are best known as the ultimate, light, refreshing picnic or potluck food on a hot summer day. But they can also make delicious meals and side dishes to sustain and nourish you all year round.
Pasta salads are also a great way to eat seasonally and locally, mixing in fresh, seasonal produce and herbs for ultimate taste and flavour. Fresh veggies and Barilla pasta, cooked to al dente perfection are the best combination. These types of pasta dishes also align well with the Mediterranean Diet, which includes a proportionally high consumption of olive oil, fruits and vegetables and is inspired by the dietary habits of people who live near the Mediterranean Sea. We encourage you to experience the versatility of pasta for yourself and whip up one of these delicious pasta salads with one of our premium, short Barilla pasta cuts.
Heading to a park picnic or backyard barbecue? Or maybe you’re just looking for a delicious and nutritious lunch recipe. This Rotini Pasta Salad features a few star ingredients – creamy and healthy avocado, fresh and fragrant basil, and high-quality al dente Barilla Rotini, to make it the perfect pasta salad solution, no matter what your need. See the full recipe here.
Fact: Chicken Caesar Salad is so much better when you add al dente Barilla pasta to it. Don't believe us? Try this recipe for our Chicken Caesar Barilla Pasta Salad--you'll have a new appreciation for the word "salad." Plus, pasta is a healthy complex carbohydrate that keeps you fueled for longer, so you'll be energized to take on your day! See the full recipe here.
You may know Caprese salad as a famous Italian dish, typically made with just 4 ingredients: tomato, mozzarella, extra virgin olive oil and fresh basil. But we've added one more ingredient to the mix--Barilla Medium Shells--that will kick your Caprese salad up a few notches. Served as the perfect hors d'oeuvres or side dish, you won't regret breathing new life into this classic. It's also a great way to eat in line with the Mediterranean Diet. See the full recipe here.
Guaranteed to be your favourite new way to eat bruschetta, this Barilla Bruschetta and Roasted Corn Orzo Pasta Salad recipe will steal your heart (and tastebuds). It's also topped with parmesan shavings, panko breadcrumbs and a balsamic glaze, which adds flavour from the bottom of the bowl all the way to the top! See the full recipe here.
This Greek Pasta Salad recipe from viral foodie sensation, Jamie Milne of @everything_delish, is not only vibrant in colour, but also loaded with flavour from fresh vegetables and a homemade Greek salad dressing. It's also the perfect way to eat in line with the Mediterranean Diet. See the full recipe here.
Try this Green Goddess Orzo Pasta Salad recipe developed by Registered Dietician Lindsay Pleskot. This healthy recipe is full of fresh veggies, a homemade green goddess dressing and al dente Barilla Orzo, and makes for the perfect make-ahead lunch, snack or dinner side dish. See the full recipe here.
You've tried regular pesto, but have you tried kale pesto? It uses the same ingredients as basil pesto, but with added flavour and health benefits from the kale. Mix it with your al dente Barilla Farfalle, shrimp, and you've got yourself a fabulous fresh side dish or appetizer. See the full recipe here.
Calling all gluten-free lovers! Have you been searching for a good gluten-free macaroni pasta salad recipe to no avail? Look no further! This Barilla Gluten-Free Macaroni Pasta Salad recipe has all the classic flavour of a traditional macaroni salad with a little twist. See the full recipe here.
This Greek inspired Orzo Pasta Salad recipe is quick & easy to make, fresh and delicious. A must-have recipe to add to your repertoire of easy dinner ideas, and a guaranteed hit at your next summer potluck. This vegetarian Mediterranean orzo pasta salad can be served as the main meal or as a side dish. See full recipe here.
Inspired by the Mediterranean Diet, this Mediterranean Pasta Salad recipe incorporates a variety of quality food groups and illustrates how simple and healthy ingredients can be combined to make something beautiful--in both presentation and taste! See the full recipe here.
When all your favourite seasonal summer ingredients come together, you create this Barilla Ditali Pasta Salad with Grilled Corn and Sundried Tomatoes recipe. Don't forget to char your corn when you make this recipe--it'll give the corn and the rest of the salad a sweet and smokey taste profile! See the full recipe here.
Whip up this Barilla Rotini Pasta Salad recipe with artichokes, olives, capers, peppers and parmigiano. Not only will you be getting a huge portion of your daily vegetables, but you'll also be following a recipe that's in line with the Mediterranean Diet! Plus, capers are a great source of fiber and healthy micronutrients! See the full recipe here.
There are so many ways to enjoy fresh seafood in the summer, and one of our favourite ways is in a pasta seafood salad! Don't forget to use Barilla Medium Shells in this recipe--this pasta cut holds the flavours of the fresh lemons, oil and fresh parsley inside of them! See the full recipe here.
Perfect for holidays or any special occasion, this Barilla, Cranberry, Turkey and Goat Cheese Orzo Pasta Salad recipe is also incredibly versatile. Try substituting the turkey for chicken, or any other protein leftovers you have available, or omit the protein completely to create the perfect, light side dish! See the full recipe here.
In need of a healthy new pasta salad recipe? This Barilla Gluten-Free Elbows Pasta Salad is ready in just 30 minutes, and the added crunch from the toasted pine nuts might just be your favourite part of this dish! See the full recipe here.
Looking to add a punch of protein to your pasta salad? This Barilla Rotini Pasta Salad with Tuna, Olives and Mozzarella Cheese is just what you're looking for. Plus, tuna is rich in potassium and has many immune-boosting benefits, making it a clean choice for your weeknight or weekend meals! See the full recipe here.