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Pasta salads

A flavorful favorite, pasta salad can serve as a main course or side dish. While welcome anytime, summer is truly its season to shine -- at picnics and barbecues. Find recipes for creamy pasta salads, Asian versions, and varieties with seafood -- the options never end.

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Resist the urge to rinse cooked pasta with cold water to bring it to room temperature; this washes away most of its starch, which helps the sauce and other ingredients adhere. Instead, drain pasta, drizzle with olive oil, spread on a rimmed baking sheet, and refrigerate for about 10 minutes.