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Cool Pasta Salad with Mint Tahini Dressing

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Doesn’t this salad make you want to spend the day afternoon picnicking with a good book and a bowl of this goodness? Tasty pasta, fresh fruit AND a mint tahini dressing? What more do you need?

Serves 2 as a main and 4 as a side salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 box of rice & amaranth penne
  • Pinch of Andean pink salt
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • 20 fresh strawberries, halved
  • 1 handful of salad greens
  • ½ cup cucumber, chopped
  • 1/4 – 1/3 cup crushed hazelnuts

Filling

  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 heaped tbsp tahini
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tbs cup of milk
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp Andean pink salt

DIRECTIONS

  1. Follow package instructions and cook pasta with a pinch of salt and a drizzle of olive oil mixed in the water. Once ready, drain the water and allow pasta to cool down for 10 minutes.
  2. Blend the dressing ingredients in a blender until well combined. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine cooked pasta and all other salad ingredients. Mix in mint tahini dressing and serve immediately.

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