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Lemon Basil Pasta Salad

Rated as 4.25 out of 5 Stars
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"Easy cold salad recipe."
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Ingredients

2 h 55 m servings 512
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate. Season chicken breasts with salt and black pepper.
  2. Cook chicken breasts on the preheated grill until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Cut chicken into cubes.
  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook the rotini at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain. Season pasta with garlic salt.
  4. Whisk vegetable oil, lemon juice, basil, and Parmesan cheese together in a large bowl. Add pasta, chicken, and spinach leaves. Toss to coat.
  5. Cover and chill for 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 512 calories; 21.4 59.1 20.7 25 167 Full nutrition

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I made this exactly as written, tasted, and felt adjustments were needed. The lemon flavor was weak, so I added additional lemon juice as well as lemon zest. I think this pasta salad is a bit ...

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I like the flexibility of this recipe - it was good chilled but can also be served with the chicken hot off the grill. Additional vegetables can also be added, which is a plus. I agree with th...

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I like the flexibility of this recipe - it was good chilled but can also be served with the chicken hot off the grill. Additional vegetables can also be added, which is a plus. I agree with th...

I made this exactly as written, tasted, and felt adjustments were needed. The lemon flavor was weak, so I added additional lemon juice as well as lemon zest. I think this pasta salad is a bit ...

Good basic recipe. Followed other comments, and used olive oil in place of vegetable oil and lemon zest for more flavor. Substituted baby arugula for spinach, added cherry tomatoes for a pop of ...

Great flavor. Used chopped garlic rather than powder. Had to add more oil and lemon the next day

As others have suggested, this recipe needs some honing. I used olive oil and found I needed to add more after I'd tossed in the pasta and chicken, along with more garlic salt and pepper. I like...

Nice change. Added lemon zest and some extra veggies to adjust it to our taste. Will make it again