Cold Pea Pasta Salad

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Make this easy Cold Pea Pasta Salad with crisp red onions, garden fresh green peas, jalapenos, and dill mixed with savory curry garlic butter and you’ve just created a new summer salad friend! Serve it up at your next backyard barbecue party and everyone will be asking for the recipe.

Cold Pea Pasta Salad on a fork in a white bowl

ANYTHING GOES WITH PASTA SALAD

This easy to make pasta salad is so easy to pair with! This is so yummy alongside ANY kind of protein!

  • Grilled Salmon, Chicken, Shrimp, or Crab!
  • Smoked Ham, Pork Chops or fall off the bone Ribs!
  • Juicy Rib Eye, Strip, or Tenderloin!
  • As a base for Shish-Ka-Bob

MAKE IT VEGETARIAN

To make it strictly vegetarian replace the butter with olive or avocado oil and the cheese with veggie based cheese or nutritional yeast.

Additional veggies you could add that you might have on hand would be:

  • corn, canned-fresh-frozen
  • avocados
  • carrots
  • peppers, red-green-orange-yellow
  • squash
  • broccoli
  • green beans
  • black beans
  • chickpeas
Close up of cold pea pasta salad with green peas, red onion, dill, parmasan cheese

COLD PASTA SALAD RECIPE INGREDIENTS

The good news about this cold pasta salad is the ingredients! You most likely have all of them…or most…in your kitchen right now. And it truly doesn’t matter the quantity of the ingredient you have on hand.

Cold Pea Pasta Salad with Curry Butter and Fresh Dill

  • Fettucini Pasta…or any kind of pasta, gluten-free included
  • Green Peas – English Peas – Spring Peas, fresh-frozen-canned
  • Jalapeno (s) – depends on how spicy you like it
  • Red Onion
  • Butter, Olive or Avacado Oil
  • Garlic, minced fresh and/or garlic paste
  • Curry Spice
  • Ground Sea Salt…or any kind of salt
  • Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • Fresh Dill or dried
  • Cracked Pepper

HOW TO MAKE COLD PEA PASTA SALAD

3 picture collage of how to make cold pea pasta salad.
  1. Boil the pasta according to package directions.
  2. While the pasta is cooking cut up all your fresh ingredients.
  3. If your using butter, melt it just a little…like 15 seconds at a time…just until it’s soft. Add curry and garlic to the bowl and mix it up.
  4. Drain the pasta and “wash” the starch off of it with warm water. Let it drain for about 5 minutes. Hopefully, it will still be warm.
  5. Put the drained pasta in a big mixing bowl and add all the other ingredients. Toss really well to incorporate the butter paste and all the veggies into the pasta.
  6. Salt and pepper to taste then sprinkle on the grated Parmesan Cheese.
  7. Serve slightly warm or chill in the fridge until ready to eat.
  8. It gets better the longer it sits:)

Pasta Salad…Ways and Wheres!

Serve this delish dish at your next backyard BBQ!

Take it to a friend’s backyard BBQ!

Make a quick lunch for kids or for work…all week long!

Incorporate it into a tossed salad with your favorite dressing like this Italian Dressing .

Give it a Mexican spin and mix it with this Cilantro Dill Dressing .

Put these Curry Dill Deviled Eggs on top, chop it up…Yum!!! Egg Salad with Pasta!

Serve it with this awesome Drip Beef Dish…Sandwich style or with the beef on top! Insanely Delish!

Add some cold cuts and olives and say delisciouciso!

Full white dish of cold pea pasta salad with a green striped tea towel, fresh dill, and red onion on a cutting board.

Any way you serve it you’ll love it…experiment! You’ll be a better cook with this dish in your wheel house!

ENJOY!!

HELPFUL KITCHEN GADGETS👇

Cold Pea Pasta Salad with Curry and Fresh Dill

Cold Pea Pasta Salad with Curry and Fresh Dill is a family and crowd pleaser any time of the year! Fast to make and fresh ingredients included and will go with just about anything!
Course lunch, Main Course, meatless Monday, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Cold, curry, pasta, salad, vegetables
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 250kcal
Author Elise
Cost 5

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Fettucini Pasta…or any kind of pasta, gluten-free
  • 10 oz Green Peas – English Peas – Spring Peas,
  • 1 Jalapeno (s) chopped
  • 1 cup Red Onion, finely chopped or 1/2 small red onion
  • 1/2 stick Butter, Olive or Avacado Oil 1/3 cup if using oil
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh and/or garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp Curry Spice to taste, I would add a little more
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • 1/3 cup Fresh Dill or dried fresh snipped or chopped (if using dried use 2 tbsp
  • Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Boil the pasta according to package directions.Add curry and garlic to the bowl and mix it up.Drain the pasta and "wash" the starch off of it with warm water. Let it drain for about 5 minutes. Hopefully, it will still be warm.Put the drained pasta in a big mixing bowl and add all the other ingredients. Toss really well to incorporate the butter paste and all the veggies into the pasta.Salt and pepper to taste then
  • While the pasta is cooking cut up all your fresh ingredients.
  • If your using butter, melt it just a little…like 15 seconds at a time…just until it's soft.
  • Add curry and garlic to the butter bowl and mix it up with a fork.
  • Drain the pasta and "wash" the starch off of it with warm water. Let it drain for about 5 minutes.
  • Place the warm, drained pasta in a big mixing bowl, add the fresh ingredients minus half the dill and the curry butter. Toss really well to coat the pasta and veggies with the curry butter.
  • Sprinkle the remaining dill on the mixed pasta along with the salt and pepper and slightly mix in again.
  • Sprinkle on the grated Parmesan Cheese. Serve slightly warm or chill in the fridge until ready to eat. It gets better the longer it sits:)

Nutrition

Calories: 250kcal
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