Easy Pasta Salad

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Full of fresh, flavorful ingredients, this easy pasta salad recipe is a popular side dish for picnics, potlucks and cookouts. The creamy salad starts with a bright, smooth dressing made with mayo, lemon, fresh basil and garlic. Serve the cold pasta salad with your favorite meat-based entrées, like pulled BBQ pork, grilled chicken, burgers, steak, fried chicken or fish. It's a crowd-pleasing dish that makes summer entertaining easy!

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For the Salad:
8 oz uncooked medium shells pasta
1/2 c diced broccoli florets
1/2 c frozen peas
1/2 c diced sweet bell pepper
1/2 c diced cucumber
1/4 c sliced green onions
For the Dressing:
1 c mayonnaise
2 T fresh lemon juice
2 T minced fresh basil
1 small clove garlic
1 t granulated sugar
kosher salt and pepper
  • Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water according to package instructions, adding the broccoli florets to the pot of boiling water during the final 30 seconds of cooking. Drain and...
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Nutritions

Calories
45

Sodium
121mg
5% DV

Fat
0.65g
1% DV

Protein
2g
5% DV

Carbs
8g
2% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV