Want to freshen up your next picnic? Try this Citrus Pasta Salad for that pick-me-up you didn’t know your picnic needed! This tender pasta is scored with all the fresh lemon vinaigrette you can imagine, seasoned so herb-perfectly, and tossed along with some plump peas and juicy tomatoes. Every bite is like a burst of summer for your mouth! Citrus Pasta Salad is sure to become your favorite summertime re-run and will be requested time and again. Why not get fresh today?

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  • 1/4 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 ounces pasta, cooked, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen peas, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
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Step 1 –In a medium bowl, add the lemon juice, the lemon zest, the Dijon mustard, the honey, the salt, the black pepper, and the garlic clove and whisk to combine.

Step 2 –Slowly whisk the extra-virgin olive oil into the lemon juice mixture.

Step 3 –In a large bowl, add the pasta, the peas, the cherry tomatoes, the basil, the chives, the dill, and the parsley and stir to combine.

Step 4 –Add the lemon vinaigrette to the pasta mixture and gently toss to combine.

Step 5 –Plate the pasta salad and serve at room temperature, or cover and chill in the refrigerator before serving.

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