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Garden Pasta Salad with Lemon Dijon Dressing

Garden Pasta Salad with Lemon Dijon Dressing – a delicious fresh garden salad meets a pasta salad in this ideal BBQ side dish idea for the summer months. 

Garden Pasta Salad with Lemon Dijon Dressing

Garden Pasta Salad with Lemon Dijon Dressing

Summer is definitely pasta salad season at our house and this garden pasta saad is terrific for the season. This one uses fresh garden vegetables and herbs and a super easy lemon dijon dressing to make it the perfect barbeque or picnic accompaniment. This recipe is just a starting point; switch up the vegetables and herbs depending on what’s available. Use what you like in whatever combination you like, it’s all good. Crumbled blue cheese or feta cheese is also a great addition to this simple salad.

 

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Garden Pasta Salad with Lemon Dijon Dressing
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Garden Pasta Salad with Lemon Dijon Dressing - a delicious fresh garden salad meets a pasta salad in this ideal BBQ side dish idea for the summer months.
Course: Side Dish
Author: Barry C. Parsons
Ingredients
  • 6 cups cooked cold pasta rotini and fuscilli work well
  • 1/2 cup chopped red pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh herbs here I've used mint, basil, oregano and chives
For the Lemon Dijon Dressing
  • 1/2 cup plain mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice alternatively apple cider vinegar is very good too
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 3 tbsp whole grain dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp sugar
Instructions
  1. Whisk or shake together all of the ingredients for the Lemon Dijon Dressing and toss with all of the other ingredients above.
  2. This salad is best when left for a couple of hours or overnight for the flavours to meld.
 

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modeflowers

Thursday 24th of March 2011

I will surely love this recipe cause i love pasta so much.

Sophia

Tuesday 19th of October 2010

Awesome pasta salad! I just made one the other day, and blogged about it too! I used this recipe for Rotini Pasta Salad It was so delicious!

Pam

Wednesday 21st of July 2010

This looks delicious and is a must try! I'm new here and know I will be returning to see what's cooking! Great blog and thanks for the recipe!

Honey

Monday 19th of July 2010

This looks so easy and amazing. I will definitely try it. Thanks for the recipe.

Ann Flowers

Sunday 18th of July 2010

Thanks for sharing the recipe of Lemon Dijon Dressing. Will give it a try and see if it tastes well.

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