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Basil Lemon Pasta Salad

A refreshingly easy Basil Lemon Pasta Salad. This spring and summer pasta salad recipe is a lighter alternative to traditional pasta salads and easy to take to get togethers.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Refrigerate 2 hours
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 12
Author Julie Blanner

Ingredients

  • 1 lb pasta {shown with campanelle}
  • 1/4 c white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 8 cracks pepper or to taste or to taste
  • 1/3 c pine nuts
  • 1/2 c parmesan flakes
  • 1/4 c sliced thin fresh basil

Instructions

  • In a large pot of water, bring noodles to a boil and prepare al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  • Meanwhile, combine white wine vinegar, olive oil, and lemon juice in a jar and shake well.
  • In a large bowl toss pasta with dressing and pine nuts. Add fresh cracked pepper, basil and parmesan flakes.
  • Refrigerate 2+ hours before serving.

Notes

This spring and summer pasta salad recipe is a lighter alternative to traditional pasta salads and easy to take to parties!