Secret Ingredients for a Bomb Pasta Salad

Buzzfeed has some seriously great ideas when it comes to sprucing up your summer pasta salad. Whether you’re looking for a laugh or a good recipe, check this out.

1. Doritos. Any kind you want; Cool Ranch, Jalapeño and Cheddar or Taco. Complete the pasta salad with a bottom layer of greens, then your favorite shape of pasta and your favorite taco toppings. I like tomatoes, corn, cheese and olives. Crunch up those Doritos on top or mix them right in for an added crunch and burst of flavor.

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Taco pasta salad courtesy of

2. Bacon. Bacon is the Kale of the criticized American diet. People are putting it on everything from cupcakes to…pasta salad. Get some shell pasta and throw on tomatoes, lettuce, mayo and cooked bacon for a spin on the classic BLT.


Bacon macaroni courtesy of

3. Raisins. This delicious dried fruit is usually saved for salads and celery boats, but try it on pasta salad for a new twist and amazing flavor. Pair it with broccoli and onions for an interesting combination of flavors.


Raisin topped pasta salad courtesy of

4. Grapes. If you’re not into wine making, just wine drinking, then put your grapes to use in your next pasta salad. Pair it with celery and poppy seed dressing for an explosion of flavors.


Grape pasta salad courtesy of

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