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pasta primavera salad

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Becky Boyd
LaPorte, TX

I came up with this recipe a couple of years ago, and it has become a favorite.

(2 ratings)
yield 8 -12
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For pasta primavera salad

  • 1 box
    macaroni, elbow 12-14 oz (i use barilla plus)
  • 1 c
    frozen peas
  • 1 c
    chopped celery
  • 1 c
    carrot, shredded
  • 1 c
    red onion
  • 2 c
    mayonnaise, light (i used olive oil based)
  • 1
    lemon, zested and juiced
  • garlic powder to taste

How To Make pasta primavera salad

  • 1
    Boil the macaroni in lightly salted water for 7 minutes. Put the cup of frozen peas in collander, then drain the macaroni over that. This thaws out the peas perfectly. Let cool under cool running water for a few minutes.
  • 2
    Mix the mayo, lemon zest and juice, and garlic powder. Then add the chopped vegetables. Stir in the macaroni and peas until combined. Refrigerate for at least a couple of hours, then serve.
  • 3
    I like to use the leftovers mixed with tuna fish for a quick lunch.