We went on a macaroni salad binge last year and invented four awesome recipes (and one really terrible one). As far as our Grilling Month recipes go, there are few better cuisines to pair with a pasta salad, from light and refreshing soba tossed with spring vegetables to… well, the Cobb has bacon, blue cheese and hard-boiled eggs in it. It’s a wide genre. Pick a pasta salad to go with whatever you’re tossing on the grill tonight — you won’t regret it. Besides, you just overanalyzed the heck out of grilled veggies.

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