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Lemon, Garlic & Parmesan Pasta Salad

pasta salad

Whole wheat pasta with an assortment of veggies and healthy fats including avocados and toasted sunflower seeds. A zesty dish, thanks to lots of fresh lemon juice, with a bit of a kick and spice from the red chili flakes and chili powder. A perfect dish to take to a picnic or if you’re attending a house party and are stumped on what to bring. Enjoy!

Lemon, Garlic & Parmesan Pasta Salad

Ingredients:

2 cups whole wheat pasta, cooked and cooled
1/2 cup baby carrots, sliced
1 green pepper, diced
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 persian cucumber, cut in half circles
1/2 cup broccoli florets, cut small
1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
1 avocado, cubed
salt to taste
cracked black pepper to taste
2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
sprinkle of sunflower seeds

Dressing Ingredients:
2 crushed garlic cloves
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup grated low-fat parmesan cheese
fresh juice from 1 large lemon
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/2 tbsp white vinegar
1 tsp dried oregano
red chili flakes *optional*

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients (expect dressing ingredients) in a large bowl.
  2. Crush garlic with mortar and pestle then add olive oil. Mix well (this will infuse the garlic flavor into the olive oil). In a small bowl add the garlic and olive oil mixture along with the rest of the dressing ingredients. Mix together well.
  3. Combine dressing with the vegetables and pasta and mix until dressing thoroughly mixed in. Taste and add your desired salt and cracked black pepper.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

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2 Comments

  • Reply mylifeasishan April 16, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    That looks amazing

  • Reply lexilife April 16, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    Omg this is giving me LIFE right now. I’ve just had my dinner yet it’s made my stomach rumble…damn you and your recipe! hehe thanks for sharing xx

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