Welcome to Snapshot Cooking, the home of Kitchn’s easiest recipes. These mini recipes are so simple you can practically cook from the before-and-after snapshot itself.
Pasta salad is the perfect summer side dish, and it requires just three easy components: pasta, a few fresh mix-ins, and a punchy vinaigrette. Peak-season summer produce is our all-time favorite mix-in — it adds vibrant color and texture to the al-dente noodles — so that’s what you’ll find in all the recipes below.
Treat yourself — and other potluck partygoers — to one of these fun and fresh pasta salads. Here’s how to do it.