Pasta Salad With Lemon-Pesto Dressing

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Docs Mom

This is a Food Network recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray. A wonderful picnic or potluck salad… no mayo!

Top Review by Susie D

I loved the tart flavors in this salad and it would be a terrific picnic or potluck salad. I added slivers of purple onion for additional color. Thank you for sharing the recipe! Reviewed for Pick A Chef Spring 2007.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt it.
  2. Place pesto, lemon zest, lemon juice, parsely, tomatoes, scallions and cheese in a large bowl.
  3. Cook pasta to al dente then cold shock it and chill it down under cold running water. Drain well. Add to mixing bowl. Combine salad and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

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