Summer Pasta Salad

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A Pasta Salad Where Every Bite Is Perfect

The combination of pasta plus vegetables plus dressing is a summertime staple. And, almost all versions of the potluck staple get better as they sit, taste great at room temperature and please vegetarians. Here's why this rendition is such a keeper: It has you use orecchiette, a pasta the size of a thumbprint that's shaped like a cupped hand and perfect for scooping up the other components of the dish—tomatoes, cannellini beans, chopped hazelnuts, torn mint leaves, lemon zest and garlic—so that each bite delivers maximum flavor and texture.

Get the recipe: Summer Pasta Salad