Lemon Basil Pasta Salad

Lemon Basil Pasta Salad

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"Easy cold salad recipe."
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2 h 55 m servings 512 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 512 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 21.4 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs:
  • 59.1g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 20.7 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 167 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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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.



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 ...

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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