Pasta Salad with Lemon Basil Dressing - VeryVera

Pasta Salad with Lemon Basil Dressing

  • Prep Time: 30m
  • Total Time: 30m


  • 1 (16-ounce) box medium pasta shells
  • 1 c frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 c black olives, sliced
  • 1/3 c scallions, diced
  • 1 sweet medium red pepper, diced
  • Salt, to taste
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 c Hellmann’s® mayonnaise
  • 1/4 c fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 c fresh basil leaves, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced


  1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions, drain, rinse, and cool.
  2. Combine the pasta, peas, olives, red pepper, scallions, salt, and pepper in a large bowl and refrigerate.
  3. Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
  4. Pour half of the dressing over the salad, toss well, and store the remaining dressing.
  5. Refrigerate the salad overnight.
  6. Pour the remaining dressing over the pasta salad and mix well before serving.
  7. Garnish with whole black olives and sliced red peppers.