Lemon Basil Pasta Salad

Lemon Basil Pasta Salad

2 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    40 m
  • Ready In

    2 h 55 m
philly6288
Recipe by  philly6288

“Easy cold salad recipe.”

New! Find ingredients on sale

  • Tap On Sale, then swipe through different local stores.

  • Look through the ingredients list for store discounts!

This feature is in beta testing. Thanks for your patience as we improve it!

Your ingredient has been saved! Go to Shopping List.

Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

  1. Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate. Season chicken breasts with salt and black pepper.
  2. Cook chicken breasts on the preheated grill until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Cut chicken into cubes.
  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook the rotini at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain. Season pasta with garlic salt.
  4. Whisk vegetable oil, lemon juice, basil, and Parmesan cheese together in a large bowl. Add pasta, chicken, and spinach leaves. Toss to coat.
  5. Cover and chill for 2 hours before serving.

Share It

Reviews (2)

Rate This Recipe
lutzflcat
1

lutzflcat

I made this exactly as written, tasted, and felt adjustments were needed. The lemon flavor was weak, so I added additional lemon juice as well as lemon zest. I think this pasta salad is a bit lacking in seasoning, so I did add some pepper and a little more garlic salt. If you're looking for a bold pasta salad, this isn't for you, as the flavor is mild and mellow. I'm not the world's biggest pasta salad person, but I do enjoy one occasionally. This made a nice dinner along with a fresh fruit salad and hot bread. Thanks philly6288 for sharing.

Babycakes
0

Babycakes

I like the flexibility of this recipe - it was good chilled but can also be served with the chicken hot off the grill. Additional vegetables can also be added, which is a plus. I agree with the previous reviewer that the lemon flavor was weak, so I also added more lemon juice, and brushed the chicken with lemon juice while grilling. I used olive oil instead of vegetable oil. A good picnic salad. Thanks!

More Reviews

Similar Recipes

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad
(36)

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Dill Lemon Chicken Pasta Salad
(18)

Dill Lemon Chicken Pasta Salad

Lemon Poppy Seed Chicken Pasta Salad
(18)

Lemon Poppy Seed Chicken Pasta Salad

Pesto Pasta Caprese Salad
(5)

Pesto Pasta Caprese Salad

Roasted Veggie Pesto Pasta Salad
(2)

Roasted Veggie Pesto Pasta Salad

Groovy 'Who Brought That' Pasta Salad
(2)

Groovy 'Who Brought That' Pasta Salad

Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 512 cal
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 21.4 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs
  • 59.1 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 20.7 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 232 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Top

<

previous recipe:

Pesto Pasta Caprese Salad

>

next recipe:

Barilla(R) Tri-Color Rotini Pasta Salad with Peaches and Basil