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Lemon Basil Pasta Salad

Blossom Lady
Jul 22, 2023 07:09 AM
Lemon Basil Pasta Salad

Lemon basil pasta salad is a zippy fresh tasting summer side made with my special basil mayonnaise. This easy recipe is destined to become a family favorite.

It’s true, most other recipes for lemon basil pasta salad are mayo free, relying on an olive oil based dressing. But I’ve chosen to make a basil flavored mayo that I think really takes this salad over the top. I infuse that wonderful basil flavor into the mayonnaise by blending them both in a food processor. It takes on a pale green color that makes the salad look so refreshing and inviting. I think the mayonnaise really grabs hold of and amplifies those lemon basil flavors better than oil and vinegar.


  • 1/2 lb pasta ~ I used small penne
  • salt
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise ~ I used Duke's.
  • 1 cup basil leaves, packed (plus a few extra leaves for garnish)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced ~ this is optional
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1/4 cup grated Asiago cheese, or other aged Italian cheese
  • 3 Tbsp toasted pine nuts (add more to taste)
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