Dana’s Delights – Pasta Salad with Lemon and Peas


This super simple salad makes a nice change from potato salad at picnics. Try it with anything from chicken to grilled steak.

1 pound bow-tie or small shell pasta

1 package (10 ounces) frozen baby peas

2 lemons

2/3 cup milk

½ cup light mayonnaise

1 teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, chopped

4 green onions, thinly sliced


  •  In large saucepot, cook pastas label directs, adding frozen peas during last 2 minutes of cooking time. Drain pasta and peas; rinse with cold water and drain well.


  • Meanwhile, from lemons, grate 1 tablespoon peel and squeeze 3 tablespoons juice. In large bowl, with wire whisk, mix lemon peel and juice with milk, mayonnaise, salt, pepper, basil, and green onions until blended.


  • Add pasta and peas to mayonnaise dressing; toss to coat well. Cover and refrigerate up to two days if not serving right away.