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Lemon Pasta Salad

This Lemon Pasta Salad is a delicious combination of pasta, tomatoes, red pepper, and lemon. It makes the perfect side dish that is easy to make, flavorful, and delicious.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon pasta salad
Servings: 6
Calories: 204kcal


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 6 ounces pasta, small shells
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 3/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, and lemon peel until combined.
  • Taste the dressing and add salt and pepper to your preference.
  • Cook the pasta in salted boiling water until tender but still firm to the bite.
  • Drain and rinse the pasta with cool water and drain again. Transfer the pasta into a large bowl.
  • Add the tomatoes, bell pepper, green onions, and toss.
  • Pour the dressing over the pasta and toss to coat.
  • Feel free to season with additional salt and pepper to taste and you may also top with some crumbled feta cheese. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container up to 4 days.


Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 873IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg