The Spicy Olive's Mandarin Pasta Salad

Updated: May. 10, 2022 at 11:23 AM EDT
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The Spicy Olive's Mandarin Pasta Salad A delicious Asian citrus fusion of flavor in a pasta salad! Course Side Item Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 11 minutes Servings 4 people US Imperial INGREDIENTS 1 16 oz package Farfalle Pasta 1 can Mandarin orange segments drained 1 large red bell pepper diced 1/4 purple onion sliced thin 1 Cucumber peeled, quartered and sliced 1 packaged baby spinach leaves about 2 cups, washed 1/4 cup almond slivers toasted 1 teaspoon Garlic minced 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger minced 1/3 cup The Spicy Olive's Blood Orange olive oil 1/3 cup The Spicy Olive's Honey Ginger Balsamic Vinegar 1 Tablespoon or so The Spciy Olive's Roasted sesame oil Use to drizzle over salad before serving The Spicy Olive's Mandarin Pasta Salad INSTRUCTIONS Pasta Salad Boil Farfalle pasta according to package instructions and rinse with cool water. Place pasta in salad bowl and coat Farfalle with Mandarin olive oil. Set aside. Add purple onion, red bell pepper, cucumber, mandarin orange segments and baby spinach and toss to mix. Vinaigrette Place garlic and ginger in a small mixing bowl. Add 1/3 cup Honey Ginger white balsamic vinegar and whisk together. Drizzle in 1/3 cup Mandarin olive oil in a slow stream. Whisk until olive oil and balsamic vinegar are completely blended. Pour salad dressing over the pasta salad. Toss until coated! Drizzle with Roasted sesame oil to up the flavor! Top with toasted almond slivers and serve. Enjoy!