Win Your Labor Day BBQ with 4 Cool (Literally) Pasta Salads

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 11:08 AM, September 2, 2016

Rachael Ray Show

Aired September 2, 2016

Labor Day is the last big hurrah of the summer season, and these four refreshing chilled pastas are the perfect thing to round out any meal while high temperatures are still lingering.


No. 1: Ramen Noodle Slaw

If the idea a bowl of steaming ramen makes you want to jump into your freezer, check out this soy and ginger-infused cold ramen and cabbage slaw.

No. 2: Grant's Lemon-Poppy Pasta Salad

This light but creamy pasta salad features Greek yogurt and the cooling flavors of lemon, dill and chives.

No. 3: Rotisserie Chicken Cold Noodles

These Asian-inspired peanut noodles are hearty enough to fill you up (but not heat you up) at the end of a sweltering day. Bonus -- this recipe calls for rotisserie chicken, so you don’t ever have to turn on your oven!

No. 4: Jeanette's Pesto Tortellini Salad

The tangy brightness of basil and the salty sweetness of sun-dried tomatoes make this tortellini salad extra cool.