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Pine Nuts Pasta Salad is popular, flavorful and easy.
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Pine Nuts Pasta Salad

Pine Nuts Pasta Salad is popular, flavorful and easy.
Course Salad
Cuisine Pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 548kcal
Author Ginny McMeans

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces small shell pasta
  • 3 ounces spinach leaves , ½ of a 6 ounce package
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice , about ½ lemon
  • ¼ cup tarragon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ cup toasted pine nuts
  • 2 ounce sun dried tomatoes , packed in oil
  • 3 in scallions , sliced small discs
  • ¼ cup homemade vegan parmesan cheese , optional but it sure is good

Instructions

  • Fill a large pot with water, add about a tablespoon of salt, and bring to a rolling boil over high heat.
  • Stir in the shells pasta and return to a boil.
  • Cook the until the pasta is al dente, usually 8 to 10 minutes. Follow the box directions for the time.
  • Rinse with cold water to cool. Drain and set aside.
  • In a separate small bowl add the oil, lemon juice, vinegar, mustard, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper.
  • Whisk until well blended.
  • Combine the spinach, drained pasta, pine nuts, sun dried tomatoes, scallions and parmesan cheese. Toss.
  • Add the dressing, toss and refrigerate.

Notes

Keeps in the fridge up to 5 days.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 548kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Sodium: 262mg | Potassium: 644mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1425IU | Vitamin C: 10.3mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 3mg