This Red White and Blue Pasta Salad is the perfect patriotic recipe for all your summer celebrations.
It’s easy to add a little red, white and blue flair to your summer BBQs and picnics with this easy to make Red White and Blue Pasta Salad. I wanted to make sure I avoided any artificial colors in this pasta salad so there wasn’t anything used to dye the pasta. Instead, I found a “red” pasta that used beet root powder to achieve the color. Keep reading to see how I transformed this store bought pasta into a Patriotic Pasta Salad.
I was able to find a bag of pasta at my local Homegoods store. The bag had star shapes and tiny flags so it was perfect. If you can’t find this pasta, don’t fret! You can still make one similar by adding some red berries in the mix.
If I didn’t have access to this patriotic pasta, I would have just used my favorite pasta and added blueberries, chopped strawberries and feta to it to achieve the red, white and blue look.
It was such a simple salad, which tasted amazing by the way, that I plan on incorporating it into BBQs all summer long just using regular pasta.
WHAT DO I NEED TO MAKE THIS PATRIOTIC PASTA SALAD?
- Pre-packaged patriotic pasta. I found my at Homegoods so stores like that should carry it. If not, just use regular pasta
- feta cheese crumbles
- chopped strawberries if you can’t find the red pasta
- a good balsamic vinegar.
WHAT CAN I SERVE WITH THIS PATRIOTIC RECIPE?
This pasta salad pairs perfectly with so many recipes. It would make the perfect accompaniment to burgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken and more.
It’s also amazing by itself. Add some shredded chicken and you have a chicken pasta salad that’s pretty filling.
OTHER PATRIOTIC RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE
If you’re looking for other red, white and blue recipes for your Memorial Day, July 4th or Labor Day celebrations, here are some other popular ideas you’ll love:
- 3 INGREDIENT PATRIOTIC POPCORN RECIPE
- RED, WHITE & BLUE Pomegranate LEMONADE RECIPE
- No-Bake July 4th Dessert Cakes
- Red, White & Blue Angel Food Cake
- Patriotic Air Fryer Hand Pies
- RED, WHITE AND BLUE PASTA SALAD
HOW TO MAKE RED, WHITE AND BLUE PASTA SALAD
Now that you have all your ingredients ready, let’s make some pasta!
This Red White and Blue Pasta Salad is a delicious and festive addition to any party.
- 1 package of patriotic pasta or regular pasta if you can't find that
- 1 pint blueberries
- 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
- balsamic vinegar
Cook pasta according to package directions
Once pasta is cool, add in blueberries and feta cheese.
Toss to coat.
When ready to serve, drizzle with a good balsamic vinegar or balsamic dressing
NOTE: If you can't find the red and white pasta, use chopped streawberries in it's place