The best seafood pasta salad recipes! You’ll want to make these easy pasta salads with crab, shrimp, tuna, salmon, and crawfish all summer long.
Do you assume that all pasta salads are just the boring, redundant side dishes you’ve have a million times?
With some fun and unique twists, pasta salad can become a meal onto itself.
By adding some nourishing, decadent seafood to your pasta salad, it’ll transform into amazing summer lunch ideas, light dinners on hot days, or even just a heartier version of the traditional side.
I put together a list of the best seafood pasta salad recipes, so you’ll have tons of inspiration for which to try next.
Bring one to your next picnic, BBQ cookout, or potluck, and impress everyone with your extraordinary new recipe.
So whether you just want to make pasta salad even more special, or you need some easy summer dinner ideas, you’ll find lots of delicious options here.
Let’s ‘up our pasta salad game’ together!
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In a bowl, this seafood pasta salad embodies a New England summer vacation!
The creamy pasta shells are combined with plentiful shrimp and crab, onion, celery, lemon, and herbs, all tossed with Old Bay seasoning.
Perfect for busy weeknights or backyard BBQs, this simple yet delicious tuna macaroni salad is ideal for the hot summer months.
You can enjoy it as a side dish or main dish, because it’s packed with healthy, filling tuna.
This easy to make cold spaghetti salad recipe is from the Italian region of Marche.
It's made with pre-cooked shrimps or prawns, rocket (arugula) and cherry tomatoes tossed with spaghetti in a simple olive oil and vinegar dressing.
Creamy Salmon Asparagus Pasta Salad is loaded with fresh asparagus, canned salmon (or fresh!), hard boiled eggs and pasta all tossed together in a creamy lemon dill dressing.
Penne Pasta Salad with Shrimp Chili & Lime is so refreshing and flavorful.
It's deliciously simple, and comes together fast with minimal ingredients.
This quick Crab Pasta Salad recipe uses bow tie pasta and a simple homemade dressing.
Best of all, you can make it ahead of time, and toss it together in about 20 minutes.
Instead of mayo, this light yet flavorful Shrimp Pasta Salad is a blend of olive oil, butter, white wine, salt, and red pepper.
It’s great for outdoor entertaining because it keeps better that creamy salads.
This delicious recipe for Crawfish Pasta Salad is easy to make, very filling, and sure to be a crowd favorite.
It’s a simple creamy pasta salad that’s filled with crawfish, macaroni, hard boiled eggs, onions, celery, and bell peppers.
Cheese tortellini, fresh bites of sautéed shrimp, and veggies, tossed in a creamy pesto dressing is a beautiful combination of flavors and textures.
Plus, it looks beautiful on your table!
This no-mayo tuna pasta salad is bursting with bright Mediterranean flavors, arugula, white beans, nuts, and more!
A cold seafood salad made with orzo, shrimp, and crab meat is refreshing and positively bursting with flavor.
The recipe cuts some of the fat in traditional creamy salads by utilizing Greek yogurt in addition to mayo.
Shrimp Pasta Salad is ready in under a half hour, and is the perfect creamy seafood macaroni salad for a summer party or barbecue dinner.
Everyone will appreciate this twist on traditional macaroni salad.
This delicious Corn & Seafood Pasta Salad has the ideal mixture of creaminess and crunch that makes it feel indulgent.
It’s perfect as a side dish or a light main dish at any time of year.
While the pineapple and shrimp combination of this Pineapple Shrimp Macaroni Salad may sound bizarre, it sure is a tasty combination!
It’s so good that everyone will be coming back for more.
Shrimp & Asparagus Lemon Orzo Salad screams springtime with orzo pasta, juicy shrimp, sweet cherry tomatoes, beautiful ripe asparagus, all tossed in a bright lemon dressing.
Truly the perfect combo of filling and light.
Ready to try some of these seafood pasta salad recipes?
I hope this list of easy seafood pasta salads has given you tons of inspiration for new recipes to try this summer.
You can surprise everyone with your new recipe, and enjoy all kinds of delicious and unique pasta salads at your barbecues, picnics, and potlucks.
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