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Creamy Pasta Salad with Celery


Celery and onions are a refreshingly crunch addition to this creamy pasta salad.

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  • Servings: 8

Source: Everyday Food, June 2008


  • 1 pound medium pasta shells
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 6 celery stalks, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise, plus 1 cup celery leaves
  • 1/2 medium red onion, finely chopped


  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente; drain and rinse under cold water to stop cooking. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise and lemon juice. Add celery stalks and leaves, onion, and cooled pasta; season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine.

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  • Heather6678
    3 JUN, 2010
    I added real bacon bits to mine. Everyone wanted seconds.
  • misscherimomma
    3 APR, 2010
    This is fantastic. My family loves it
  • kholden
    14 JUN, 2009
    I think this is outstanding as is, and so easy, too! So fresh and simple.
  • Falula55
    2 JUL, 2008
    Try adding green onion, diced piemento peppers ( small jar), dill weed (1 teaspoon), sweet relish ( 1/4 cup), and 2 tablespoons sugar. These ingredience add contrast of sweet and tart. And the dill weed adds another layer of flavor.
  • BayTree
    2 JUL, 2008
    So simple, quick and really delicious. We made it with the pasta that translates to "little ear" and it waa wonderful. Five days later my husband was asking me to make it again. Definately a keeper among my recipes.
  • csfelizla
    18 JUN, 2008
    Very easy and refreshing pasta salad. Brought it to a picnic and was gone in minutes. Did add extra lemon juice.