Lemon Basil Pasta Salad: Go-To Recipe #1

June 20, 2010

Over the past few weeks, I have been making the crap out of this quick pasta salad. It has 7 ingredients. I can regularly get 2-4 of them from my yard. Cool, right? So easy, and so good. Here it is. You’re welcome.

Lemon Basil Pasta Salad

Your pasta of choice

5 or 6 oz of Lemon Olive Oil

1 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped

1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

(If you are a crazy person who doesn’t like cilantro, don’t stop reading.

Just forget the cilantro, and do 2 cups of basil instead. Also, I’m sad for you.)

2 cups of tomatoes, sliced small

8 oz feta cheese crumbles

Juice from 1/2 lemon

Cook the pasta. Rinse it under cold water to cool it down. Add all of the remaining ingredients.

Mix it all together. Chill for about 30 minutes.


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  • Reply Barchbo June 21, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Why do so may people dislike cilantro? Not only is it crazy, it tastes kind of like so many other greens that I don’t understand the specific aversion to cilantro. It takes all kinds, I suppose.

    I like the recipe because it looks like something I could make (even without a garden!) Where do you get your lemon olive oil? Do you make it? (Please say you buy it.)

  • Laura Harrison Mayes
    Reply laura June 21, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    I totally buy it. They have it at HEB. Or you can order it on Amazon.

  • Reply Carrie June 23, 2010 at 6:46 am

    This looks really good. I always crave lemon in the summer. This would be a great side with a panini.

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