Whether served as a simple side dish or combined with protein for an easy entrée, pasta salads are a great way to use the best fresh ingredients of the season.
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These 8 pasta salad combos make great lunches or hearty sides. Toss 3 cups of your favorite cooked, chilled pasta with a tablespoon of olive oil, and then add one of the fresh, summery combos from the following slides. Recipes serve 4.
Or you can make any one of these salads into a meal for an easy entrée. Grill 1 pound of lean protein, like chicken breast, flank steak, tuna, or shrimp, and toss together for a simple summer supper that clocks in under 400 calories.