Pasta Primavera Salad

Pasta Primavera Salad Recipe

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Becky Boyd


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

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1 Hr
10 Min
Stove Top


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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)
lemon, zested and juiced
garlic powder to taste

How to Make Pasta Primavera Salad


  • 1Boil 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.
  • 2Mix 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.
  • 3I like to use the leftovers mixed with tuna fish for a quick lunch.

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About Pasta Primavera Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides, Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy

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