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Lemon Basil Pasta Salad

Lemon Basil Pasta Salad

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    40 m
  • Ready In

    2 h 55 m
philly6288

philly6288

Easy cold salad recipe.

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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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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.
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lutzflcat
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lutzflcat

6/6/2013

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
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Babycakes

8/28/2013

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!

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