5 Not-Your-Typical Pasta Salad Recipes
Every one of these potluck staples gets better as it sits, tastes great at room temperature—and offers up a little something different.
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A Rich and Creamy Dish Without Mayo
Tahini, a Middle Eastern paste made from ground sesame seeds, isn't just for hummus. Having the consistency of smooth peanut butter, tahini blends well with olive oil, soy sauce, honey and garlic; it also makes a savory dressing that can stand up to whole grain pasta, which has a more robust flavor. The other ingredients in this healthy, vibrant salad: cucumber, red bell pepper, yogurt and a squirt of lemon juice.
Get the recipe: Creamy Tahini Pasta Salad