Basil-Parmesan Pasta Salad

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 7 mins

A nice change of pace

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook and drain pasta, add oil, garlic, onion and spices and while the pasta is hot.
  2. Allow to cool for a few minutes and add herbs, cheese and mayo.
  3. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Can be served cold or room temperature.
Most Helpful

Loved it! I think this recipe is definitely as good as your ingredients. I made it with a parmesan from the jar. Next time I will use freshly grated as the recipe says. I used LARGE pinches of the herbs, we like things flavorful, and I added chopped tomato and black olives. Thought about Red Pepper but passed on it, though may try another time. Thanks for a great recipe that would go with a large variety of Summer Fare. This will become a Tried and True at my house!

Susan B. June 06, 2009

My husband absolutely LOVED this pasta salad. I used 16 oz. of Rotini pasta and added a little extra mayo because of the extra pasta. Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly. Thanks for posting!

Juenessa August 10, 2008

This was good, but a little bland for me. The color even looked bland; might try again and add some chopped tomato, red peppers, green onions, etc to add a little more color and flavor.

mailbelle December 21, 2007