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Lemon Basil Pasta Salad

Every time I shop at Trader Joe's, I longingly look at their prepared sandwiches and salads. Often, they inspire me to make my own kosher-ized versions of them and this pasta salad is just one of those things. Pasta salad can often feel heavy, weighed down by lots of mayonnaise or heavy dressings and just aren't appealing to eat especially in the summer heat. This pasta salad is the exact opposite. Chock full of summer herbs and healthy veggies like broccoli and kale, it is dressed with a super lemony dressing and just enough cheese to make it interesting. It is bright, summery, and  absolutely delicious on it's own but also makes a great side dish to any fish. I served this at a ladies get together and it was a HUGE hit. Highly recommended!

2 pounds Farfalle (bow tie) pasta
1 1/2 cups frozen peas (no need to defrost)
3 cups broccoli florets, (you can use frozen, make sure your florets are cut on the small side)
3 cups packed thinly shredded kale (you can also use shredded…


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