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Pumpkin & Quinoa Pasta Salad

Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Serves

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 C Eliche Perfetto Pasta
  • 1 C Tri-color Uncooked Quinoa, rinsed & drained
  • 1 C Butternut Squash, cubed and roasted
  • 1 Apple, diced
  • 1 Spring Onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 C Baby Spinach, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Almonds, toasted slivered
  • 2 tnsp Pumpkin Seeds, unsalted raw
  • For dressing:
  • ¾ C Olive Oil
  • ½ C Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp Mustard
  • 1 Garlic Clove, minced
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Pepper

Directions

  • 1.
    Boil the pasta as written on the pack, drain well and set aside.
  • 2.
    In a medium sized saucepan bring about 2 cups of salted water to boil then add the washed quinoa to the boiling water.
  • 3.
    Reduce the heat to low, cover and let the quinoa cook for about 15 minutes.
  • 4.
    Remove the quinoa from the heat and let it cool to room temperature.
  • 5.
    Prepare the dressing by whisking all its ingredients in a small mixing bowl to dissolve all the honey and set aside.
  • 6.
    In a large bowl combine the pasta and quinoa, roasted butternut squash, apple, spring onion, baby spinach, almonds and pumpkin seeds.
  • 7.
    Mix in the desired amount of dressing.
  • 8.
    Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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