There are few dishes that scream “quintessential summertime picnic,” more than pasta salad. But let’s be honest, not all pasta salads are created equally. In fact, while pasta salad is a summertime staple, it can also be sad, boring, and lacking flavor. Thank goodness this recipe is anything but that.
My Ultimate Green Pasta Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing is a delicious, flavorful pasta salad that is bursting with fresh herbs, bright veggies, and the most delicious tahini dressing. Make this recipe for your summertime picnics, bbqs, cookouts, and family gatherings – it definitely won’t disappoint!
Friends, when was the last time that you found yourself absolutely CRAVING pasta salad? If I can be honest, it was just last week. I was working on filming videos for TikTok and Youtube when I came across a video of a girl making a delicious looking pasta salad. After I realized I hadn’t had pasta salad in a LONG time, I realized… it’s time I come up with a delicious pasta salad recipe.
If you’ve been to my blog before (and if not… hi! I’m so happy you’re here!) then you may know that some of my favorite recipes to create are my salad recipes. From my favorite salad EVER (aka my Copycat Hillstone Macho Salad) to my most popular recipe of all time (aka my Ultimate Kale Salad with Creamy Tahini Dressing), to new favorites (like my Chicken Taco Salad with Tangy Avocado Lime Dressing), you can’t go wrong with a Kalejunkie salad recipe. I promise, they will truly change your life!
But back to this delicious pasta salad. As I mentioned earlier, not all pasta salad recipes are created equally, and thank goodness we have moved away from the days of pasta salads that are loaded with mayo! If you’ve been to my blog before, then you may know that I am NOT a fan of mayo – it’s why I’ve created recipes like my Mayo-Free Egg Salad and my Smashed Chickpea Avocado Salad Sandwich. So if you’re someone who’s not a fan of mayo-laden pasta salads, then friends, this recipe is for you.
All you need are a few simple and easy ingredients to make the pasta salad recipe of your dreams!
To make this pasta salad recipe, start by cooking your pasta according to the package directions. Be sure to salt your pasta water well, so that it comes out with the best flavor! Once it’s cooked, drain and rinse it well, and then place it into a large bowl.
Next, prepare the salad dressing by adding all of the dressing ingredients to a small bowl and whisking until fully combined.
Finally, assemble the salad. Chop the rest of your salad ingredients and add them to the bowl with the pasta, then slowly pour in the dressing. Toss to fully combine, then serve and enjoy! Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.
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