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Lemon Pasta Salad

by Permanent Posies on March 28, 2011

My friend, Rhonda, made this really tasty pasta salad the other day and I loved it.  I couldn’t wait to make it myself and so, last week, I did just that.

The instructions says that the first night, the pasta has to marinate overnight and then the rest of the ingredients were added the next day.  But I will say that 3 days later, this salad was even better.  At that point, I added a piece of chicken breast to it and made a meal out of it.  I changed it up just a little, of course, but I don’t think it changed the flavor much.



Recipe type: Salad
Author: Rhonda Clark
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 45 mins
  • 1 box (12 oz) spaghetti noodles (can use gluten free options)
  • Marinade:
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp Accent
  • 1 tbsp Seasoned Salt
  • 1 small can of chopped black olives
  • 1 -4 oz jar of pimentos
  • 1 1/2 cup of thinly sliced celery
  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • 1 finely chopped large jalepeno or 1 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1 jar marinated artichoke hearts (optional)
  • 1 cup Real Kraft Mayo
  1. Cook and drain your pasta.
  2. Marinate it overnight in the next four ingredients.
  3. The next day, add the mayo and veggies. The original recipe called for bell peppers but I only had 1 jalepeno so, that is what I used. Both were good choices. I also added the marinated artichoke hearts for kicks and grins. What isn’t better with artichokes. I loved the depth it added.
  4. This would be easy to make gluten-free by using different noodles and using gluten-free seasoned salt. I would not change up the seasoning. The flavor combination is a must!
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Welcome to Tuesday’s Tasty Tidbits at Permanent Posies and guest blogging with Grocery Shop for Free.  We are joining together again to have fun with a recipe link-up.  I hope you will join with us by linking at the end of this post with your great recipe and be sure to link back somewhere on your post.  We have received really awesome ones in the past and I look forward to this weeks entries. 

I may be linking up with some of the following bloggers this week:

Hearth and Soul
Hunk of Meat Mondays
My Meatless Mondays

Mouthwatering Mondays
Menu Inspiration Monday
Homemaker Mondays
Midnight Maniac Meatless
Midweek Mingle
Monday Mania
Make Ahead Meals For Busy Moms
Eat Well With Others–Back on Track

Dr. Laura’s Tasty Tuesdays
Tuesdays at the Table
Tuesday Night Supper Club
This Week’s Cravings
Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays
Tasty Tuesdays with Balancing Beauty and Bedlam
Frugal Food Thursday
Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
Tasty Tuesday

Real Food Wednesdays
What’s Cooking Wednesday
No Whine Wednesdays
What’s on Your Plate

What’s For Dinner

Prairie Story Recipe Swap Thursday
Miz Helen’s Full Plate Thursday
Ultimate Recipe Swap Thursday
Pennywise Platter Thursday
Tasty Traditions
Look What I Made
It’s a Keeper Thursday
Hookin’ Up With House of Hepworth
Thrilling Thursday Linky Party
Tip Day Thursday


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Rachel - A Southern Fairytale March 28, 2011 at 10:53 PM

That sounds SO delicious!

Miz Helen March 29, 2011 at 10:15 AM

Your Salad looks very good. Nice and light for spring. Thank you for hosting and have a great day!

Jan at Jewelry4Change March 29, 2011 at 12:55 PM

Thanks for hosting the linky. I’ll be back later to check out all of these yummy recipes!


Kimmy March 29, 2011 at 3:30 PM

Thanks for inviting me to link up. That lemon pasta salad looks FABULOUS! Your blog looks great. I’m excited to try that Mango pico de gallo as well. I love me some mango!

Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING March 29, 2011 at 6:45 PM

Thanks so much for linking up to THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS.

We would like to invite you back next Monday for a new theme “Husband’s Cook”; so if you have a post already or want to get your significant other in the kitchen this week, next week’s linky party is gonna be loads of fun, I know I can’t WAIT to see what my “non-cooking husband is gonna make”!

Kathryn March 30, 2011 at 7:53 AM

You lemon pasta recipe sounds delicious. Thanks so much to linking up at Muffin Monday and sharing it with our readers. Please stop back next week!

Leah @ Beyer Beware March 30, 2011 at 8:58 AM

Thanks for visiting Hunk of Meat monday! Definitely making your salad! Gonna throw some chicken strips in it too.

Mary ~ Homegrown Learners March 30, 2011 at 1:05 PM

This pasta salad looks wonderful and springy! I’m linking up with you again, and invite you to hop over and link up to What’s for Dinner? at Homegrown Learners!

christy April 4, 2011 at 12:53 PM

so yummy! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club.

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