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Lemon Basil Pasta Salad With English Peas

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Lemon Basil Pasta Salad with English Peas is a simple and flavorful addition to your summertime table. Perfect for that hot summer day.

Lemon Basil Pasta Salad with English Peas is a perfect dish for those hot summer days. I make up a big batch and then serve with grilled meat or fish.

Don’t feel like cooking after a long day at work? Toss in some shredded rotisserie chicken from your favorite grocery store deli for quick and easy meal. Or serve alongside some simple cold cuts, cheeses and crusty bread. Yum!

This salad is not only delicious but is also super simple to make. Not much prep involved here. And the only cooking required is the pasta. But let me tell ya, it is so yummy (I could not stop munching on it as I was making it. Quality control, right?).

Lemon pasta salad in a grey bowl with lemon garnish

This pasta salad with sweet english peas and salty asiago cheese blended together with a creamy garlic, lemon and basil dressing is the perfect solution to that weeknight dilemma of “what to make for dinner”.

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Lemon Basil Pasta Salad With English Peas

Lemon Basil Pasta Salad with English Peas is a simple and flavorful addition to your summertime table. Perfect for that hot summer day.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pasta, salads
Servings: 6
Calories: 300kcal
Author: angela@mealstreetkitchen


  • 1/2 pound pasta bowties
  • 1 cup cooked english peas you can use thawed frozen petite peas
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated asiago cheese, fine grated
  • 5 leaves fresh basil, torn

For the Dressing

  • 1/2 cup good quality mayonaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, minced
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 5 large leaves fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • Cook pasta according to package directions in salted water. Once pasta is  cooked, strain and cool under cold running water. Toss with a small amount of oil to prevent sticking. Make sure pasta is well drained. Place in a large bowl. Add the peas, asiago cheese and torn basil leaves.
    In the bowl of a food processor or blender. Combine all dressing ingredients. Blend until well combined.
    Pour dressing over pasta and toss until everything is well coated. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.


Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 930mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 2mg
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  • anitaliandish
    July 31, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Hi, This looks so simple and quick to make. Those are the types of pasta dishes I like! Thanks for the idea.

    • angela@mealstreetkitchen
      July 31, 2018 at 6:34 pm

      You’re welcome. Hope you enjoy!

  • cookwithreena
    July 9, 2018 at 10:00 am

    loved the recipe Angela. Sounds delicious!!!

    • angela@mealstreetkitchen
      July 9, 2018 at 5:54 pm

      Thank you Reena! It was really yummy


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