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A light and fresh pasta salad with lemon herb vinaigrette is the perfect pasta salad to make this summer. | livinglou.com

Pasta Salad with Lemon Herb Vinaigrette

Author: Louisa Clements
5 from 3 votes
A light and fresh pasta salad with lemon herb vinaigrette is the perfect pasta salad to make this summer.
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Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
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Servings: 6

Ingredients

For Lemon Herb Vinaigrette:

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp lemon zest

For pasta salad:

  • ½ lb penne pasta, 225g
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 small bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup crumbled feta
  • ½ cup Kalamata olives, halved
  • ¼ red onion, thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. In a small bowl or mason jar, combine all ingredients for lemon herb vinaigrette. Once pasta is cooked, drain and toss warm pasta with dressing to avoid it clumping together. Allow pasta to cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine cooled, dressed pasta with spinach, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, feta, olives and red onion.

Notes

If making ahead of time, omit the spinach and mix in just before serving. 
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