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High-Performance Pasta Salad

This is the High-Performance Pasta Salad recipe.

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cooking: 10 min
  • Refrigeration: 10 min
Yields 4 servings
high performance pasta salad

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg (12-1/2 oz /375 g ) rotini
  • Dressing
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) orange juice
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) zest of orange
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) liquid honey
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) slivered almonds
  • 1 apple unpeeled and diced
  • 7 oz (210 g) Canadian Swiss-type cheese diced
  • Fresh mint to garnish
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Preparation

In a saucepan, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water. Refrigerate for about 10 minutes.

Dressing:

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

Combine pasta, apricots, dates, almonds, apples and Canadian Swiss-type cheese. Add dressing and mix well. Serve garnished with fresh mint if desired.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 568 Calories
Protein: 18 g
Carbohydrate: 67 g
Fat: 26 g
(% DV*)
Calcium: 33 % / 364 mg