Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Spinach pasta salad

Here's a great way to incorporate your greens into a healthy and delicious dish. Who can resist a refreshing pasta salad?

For the salad:
2 1/2 cups bowtie pasta
2 cups spinach
1 bunch cilantro
1/4 cups onion, finely diced
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 avocados, diced
1 can navy beans or chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
For the Dressing:
Juice of a lemon
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp sugar
2 tsp mustard
1/2 tsp cumin
Salt and pepper, to taste

1.) Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta until done, about 7-9 minutes. Drain pasta and set aside.
2.) Place cilantro and spinach in a food processor and process until chopped into tiny pieces.
3.) Add greens to a medium bowl.
4.) Add the garlic, onion, tomatoes, avocado, and beans.
5.) Toss in cooked pasta, and stir until combined.
6.) Pour dressing over the top and fold into salad until well coated.
7.) Refrigerate for at least 10-15 minutes to let flavors combine.

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