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Creamy Pea Pasta Salad

creamy pea pasta salad
  • (8 oz.) uncooked small pasta shells
  • (2 cups) frozen peas
  • (1 cup) celery, thinly sliced
  • (1/2 cup) sweet red pepper, chopped
  • (1/4 cup) onion, chopped
  • (2/3 cup) fat-free mayonnaise
  • (1 Tbsp.) white balsamic vinegar
  • (1 Tbsp.) fresh basil, minced (or 1 tsp. dried)
  • (1 tsp.) Dijon mustard
  • (1/4 tsp.) salt
  • (1/4 tsp.) pepper

Creamy Pea Pasta Salad

A shell pasta salad with green peas in an herb mustard dressing.

Preparation Time
About 20 minutes
Cook Time
About 10 minutes


  1. 1Fill a large pot with 2 quarts cold water, place over high heat to boil. Once boiling, add pasta and cook 8-10 minutes or according to package.

  2. 2During the last 2-3 minutes, add the peas and continue to cook, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, basil, mustard, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

  3. 3Drain pasta and peas, rinse under cold water until completely cool. Add to dressing, toss to caot. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour, up to overnight. Serve and enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/8 of salad

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 157
  • Total Fat 1 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 31 g
  • Protein 6 g
  • Cholesterol 2 mg
  • Sodium 380 mg
  • Fiber 3 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Salad

Recipe Subcategory: Pasta Salads

Recipe Ethnicity: Italian

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Eggs, Dairy

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.