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Lemon Basil Gemelli Pasta Salad

Lemon Basil Gemelli Pasta Salad
Lemon Basil Gemelli Pasta Salad
This recipe is brought to us by Mandi at www.dashofmandi.com and @dashofmandi!
Ingredients
  • 8 oz. box of Banza Gemelli pasta
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup shredded asiago cheese (shredded parmesan also works)
  • 1/2 cup basil, thinly sliced/chopped
  • Salt + pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook 1 box Banza Gemelli pasta according to package instructions. For pasta salad, I prefer mine al dente so I go about 1 minute under the suggested cook time.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, in a small bowl whisk together the lemon vinaigrette ingredients by combining the olive oil, lemon juice, honey, garlic, dijon, red wine vinaigrette, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. When pasta is done cooking, drain and rinse the pasta with cold water.
  4. In a large bowl add pasta and lemon vinaigrette. Mix to combine.
  5. Add lemon zest, shredded cheese, and basil. Toss around. Taste and add more lemon juice/zest, salt and/or pepper if necessary.
  6. Cover and refrigerate until it۪s chilled enough for your liking! Or eat right away if you can۪t wait like me.

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