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Summer Pasta Salad

Summer Pasta Salad

Easy pasta salad that's very citrusy and fresh!
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Course: dinner, lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: citrus pasta salad, pasta salad, pasta salad recipe, spinach and feta pasta salad, summer pasta
Servings: 6
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Ingredients

  • 16 oz vesuvio pasta or any shape you prefer
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • zest of 1/2 an orange
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp salt more or less to taste
  • 2 tbsp poppy seed
  • 1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds
  • 8 oz fresh spinach
  • 4 oz feta cheese crumbles
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package instrustions. Be sure to cook in salted water.
  • In a measuring cup add orange juice, zest, lemon juice, honey, dijon, salt, poppy seeds, and olive oil. Whisk well.
  • In a large bowl add pasta, strawberries, spinach, cranberries, feta, and almonds. Pour dressing and stir well. Feel free to to use as little or as much of the dressing you prefer.

Notes

*The dressing can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until ready to be assembled. 
For a lower carb recipe: omit the pasta and add more spinach or mixed greens! 

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