1. Pasta Salad.
Though it was long a staple at delis and barbecues across the United States, pasta salad exploded in the 1980s. But it wasn’t just any regular pasta salad – new pasta shapes, new veggies, new cheeses, and new flavors all took over this once humble dish.
Other trendy salads: iceberg lettuce wedge salad, watergate salad, panzanella, caesar salad.