Fruity Pasta Swiss Salad

This is the Fruity Pasta Swiss Salad recipe.

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cooking: 10 min
Yields 3 - 4
fruity pasta swiss salad

Ingredients

  • Pasta Salad
  • 1 pkg (375 g) rotini noodles
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Canadian Swiss cheese diced
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) sliced almonds
  • 1 unpeeled apple cubed
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped raw baby spinach
  • Fresh mint to garnish (optional)
  • Vinaigrette
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) orange juice
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) zest of orange
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) liquid honey

Preparation

Vinaigrette

To make the vinaigrette, whisk together in a bowl orange juice, olive oil, rice vinegar, orange zest and honey.

Pasta Salad

In a saucepan, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water. Refrigerate for about 10 minutes. Combine pasta, apricots, dates, almonds, apples, spinach and Canadian Swiss cheese.

Add vinaigrette to the pasta salad and mix well. Serve garnished with fresh mint if desired.

Tips

Try adding grilled almonds for an extra flavour treat.

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Nutrition

Nutritional Information

per serving
Energy: 831 Calories
Protein: 25 g
Carbohydrate: 111 g
Fat: 33 g
Fibre: 8.3 g
Sodium: 74 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

 
(% DV*)
Calcium: 31 % / 336 mg
Folate: 111 %
Thiamin: 71 %
Vitamin B12: 55 %
Magnesium: 45 %