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We’ve probably made a million pasta salads in our lives, but somehow we’re still always on the hunt for the next great one. This season, you can consider it found thanks to this recipe. This lemony pasta salad with field peas is so bright and refreshing, and it combines everything we love about a perfect pasta salad. The fresh herbs bring flavor, the lemon adds brightness, the honey lends sweetness, and the Dijon provides a much-needed kick. It’s a fantastic blend of flavors—you’ll love it. This recipe is also a great way to use up the fresh herbs hanging out in your fridge. We chose basil, chives, parsley, and dill for this one, but you could also use what you have on hand and adjust the amounts. (Anyone else always trying to use up a threatening-to-wilt bunch of parsley?) Try this pasta salad recipe, you’ll understand why we’re planning to make it all summer long.


Credit: Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Claire Spollen; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners

Recipe Summary

30 mins
15 mins
Serves 8


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk together lemon juice, lemon zest, Dijon mustard, honey, kosher salt, black pepper, and garlic clove in a small bowl; slowly whisk in extra-virgin olive oil.

  • Stir together pasta (cooked, drained, and rinsed with cold water), fresh or frozen field peas (cooked, drained, and cooled), halved cherry tomatoes, and chopped fresh basil, chives, dill, and flat-leaf parsley in a large bowl. Add vinaigrette, and gently toss to combine. Serve at room temperature, or cover and chill.