Essential Recipe: Herbed Pasta Salad

Looking for a great pasta salad for a potluck or picnic? Check out this easy pasta salad recipe made with Basil Essential Oil.


This is a great pasta salad for a potluck or picnic.


Servings: 18   Prep Time: 15 min   Cook Time: 1 hour   Difficulty: Easy



1 (16 ounces) package bow-tie pasta
2 cups grape tomatoes, quartered
7 ounces fresh mozzarella, cubed
1 medium sweet yellow bell pepper, diced
½ small red onion, chopped
½ cup of pickled banana pepper rings
1 (2 ¼ ounces) can black olive slices
8 slices salami, chopped
½ cup fresh basil, thinly shredded
¾ cup olive oil
¾ cup red wine vinegar
1 garlic clove
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
2 drops Basil oil


  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and rinse in cold water.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients leaving dressing until last.
  3. Mix dressing ingredients in a blender until emulsified.
  4. Toss dressing with pasta until coated. Cover and refrigerate for one hour to allow flavors to mingle.
  5. Serve in a large bowl and enjoy.

Tip: Keep refrigerated until you are ready to serve, to maintain freshness.

Attribute: doTERRA Blog

Recipe submitted by:  Melissa Loughney


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