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Green Pasta Salad with Pine Nuts

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© 2021 |

A quick, easy green pasta salad chock full of the tasty, nutrient-rich ingredients with a creamy salad dressing. You can make this flavourful pasta ahead of time, then keep it in your fridge until time to serve. I use whole spelt pasta, but you can choose a variety that meets your nutritional requirements-regular wheat pasta or gluten-free pasta made from rice, lentils or beans.

Salad Dressing
  • 150 g Organic spelt fusilli
  • 200 g Frozen peas
  • 75 g Arugula
  • 2 tbsp Chives, chopped
  • 50 g Pine nuts, toasted
  • 100 g Crème double (Dr. Oetker)
  • 100 g Crème fraîche
  • 2 tbsp Herb vinegar (Hengstenberg)
  • 1 tbsp Honey (or sugar)
  • 2 Garlic cloves, peeled and finely minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Mix everything for the dressing in a bowl. Taste and season. Chill until ready for use.
  2. Fill a saucepan for the pasta with about 800ml of water. Place over high heat and bring it to a boil. Add 2 teaspoonfuls of salat to the boiling water. Add in pasta and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes. In the last minute of cooking, add frozen peas. Drain the pasta and peas and return to the saucepan.
  3. Add in arugula, chives and two thirds of the dressing. Gently toss everything together. Season and taste. Place them on a large serving platter. Scatter the roasted pine nuts over and enjoy!

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Nancy Chan 12/7/21 07:34

I am sure I would enjoy this salad. How nice if hubby enjoys it too. He doesn't like pasta and he doesn't like salad. Sigh...

Iwona 12/7/21 07:52

Looks so delicious :)

speedy70 12/7/21 08:57

Un perfetto piatto unico, molto gustoso!

Let's Curry 12/7/21 10:41

Your pasta salad looks so wholesome and a great way to get in some more veggies and the addition of pine nuts add some welcoming crunch.

Julie 12/7/21 10:53

inviting platter, Angie.. looks delish!!

DEZMOND 12/7/21 13:35

I'm loving all the green colours in it! I've never actually had me pine nuts believe it or not!

Federica Simoni 12/7/21 13:47

Che bel piatto invitante e appetitoso! complimenti!!

Martha 12/7/21 13:57

This looks fantastic! I'll trade you a bowl of your pasta salad for a bowl of mine. ;)

Brian 12/7/21 14:22

That one sure looks good!!!

foodtravelandwine 12/7/21 15:06

I love pasta salad!!....this pasta salad is a complete meal and looks so elegant!!....fantastic!.......Abrazotes, Marcela

Malindha Erba 12/7/21 15:59

Looks tasty like all your dishes ♥x♥

lea 12/7/21 16:00

Piatto gustoso, estivo e sicuramente buonissimo. Complimenti!

Kitchen Riffs 12/7/21 16:17

I've not used spelt pasta -- should try that. This is such a nice looking dish, and just perfect for the summer. Thanks!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 12/7/21 16:20

This looks delicious and I know that pasta is bursting with fresh flavors!

New Classic r 12/7/21 17:00

Healthy and delicious is a winning combination. Thanks Angie.

Marissa 12/7/21 18:07

Such a vibrant summer salad, Angie! Love the blend of a green and pasta salad and those buttery pine nuts are the perfect finishing touch!

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 12/7/21 20:34

Oh pasta and pine nuts is one of my favourite combinations, so this beautiful, bright, and delicious salad is right up my alley! Very interesting dressing, too!

Manuel Bermúdez. 12/7/21 23:33

Fantastic, I like with cherry tomatoes, too, bye bye

gluten Free A_Z Blog 13/7/21 05:51

I really love pine nuts added to pastas. Pasta salad is always a welcome dish during the summer. Yours looks wonderful.

J.P. Alexander 13/7/21 06:24

Se v e muy rica, gracias por la receta. Te mando un beso

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews 13/7/21 07:10

As you know, I am definitely not a vegetarian, but I would eat something as delicious sounding as this recipe without any hesitation, as the combination of textures and flavours really suit my palate, with pasta being up there among my favourite staple foods, alongside bread and potatoes.

Looks good and thanks for sharing! :)

Lola Martínez 13/7/21 10:11

Las ensaladas de pasta son ideales para esta época del año donde el calor tiene protagonismo. Yo haré hoy una, espero que te guste tanto cuando la publique, como a mi la tuya.
Un beso.

2pots2cook 13/7/21 14:32

When it's hot in the city, it's perfect week dinner !

[Reply] 13/7/21 19:44

This sounds lovely Angie, I wish I had some for lunch!!

lisa is cooking 13/7/21 20:46

This is what I want to eat every day of summer! What a great combination.

Pedro 14/7/21 00:00

I cook pasta salad often, cos I love it. I'll keep this recipe in mind for the next time.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 14/7/21 01:39

Beautiful pasta salad! Perfect for a summer lunch. xo

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida 14/7/21 19:32

This looks wonderful! I love pasta salads, generally make them quite often throughout the summer, but here we are in the middle of summer and I haven’t made a one. I don’t think I have ever put pinenuts in a pasta salad before, but I like that idea.

tigerfish 15/7/21 15:23

The toasted pine nuts is the magic touch for me in this salad :)

Eva Taylor 15/7/21 16:15

What a lovely summer salad, perfect for the super hot and humid weather we are having right now.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 15/7/21 17:53

Pasta salads are a favorite in the summer when the evenings are too hot for cooking or grilling. Love the recipe!

The-FoodTrotter 15/7/21 23:39

I love pasta salads even if I didn't make them too often! Your recipes is very original and delicate at the same time. Perfect for summer :)

The Yum List 17/7/21 09:16

That is guaranteed to satisfy a hungry tummy.

mjskit 18/7/21 01:49

A fabulous pasta salad and what a great use of arugula, something I have an abundance of right now. Of course, I love piñon nuts. Thanks for sharing!

Noob Cook 1/8/21 09:57

Lovely pasta salad that is savoury, creamy and nutty.


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