Light and refreshing pasta salad recipe for summer

Light and Easy Pasta Salad Recipe

A light, refreshing and easy pasta salad, perfect for summer picnics and outings. This lemon basil pasta salad recipe is always a crowd pleaser!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword appetizer, easy appetizer, easy lunch, easy recipe, light, low calorie, pasta, pasta salad, summer, vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 266 kcal
Author Julie Blanner


  • 16 oz pasta
  • 1/4 c lemon juice
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp whole grain mustard
  • 1 Tbsp garlic minced
  • 5 oz feta crumbled
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 6 leaves basil sliced thin
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Boil pasta until tender.
  2. Whisk lemon juice, olive oil, mustard and minced garlic.
  3. Toss drained pasta with dressing, feta, cherry tomatoes and basil.
  4. Salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Light and Easy Pasta Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 266 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 200mg 8%
Potassium 223mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 6.1%
Vitamin C 16.2%
Calcium 8.8%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.