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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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