Rating: 4.5 stars
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Lemony dressing and fresh mint add vibrant flavor to this pasta salad. Serve chilled or at room temperature, and garnish with pretty mint leaves, if desired.

Rori Trovato
Recipe by Cooking Light April 2011

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Francesco Tonelli; Styling: Philippa Brathwaite

Recipe Summary

total:
58 mins
Yield:
4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups pasta and 4 teaspoons nuts)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook orzo pasta with 1 tablespoon kosher salt according to the package directions, omitting additional fat. Drain and rinse with cold water. Drain well.

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  • Combine lemon juice and next 3 ingredients (through pepper) in a large bowl; stir well with a whisk. Add orzo, fennel, and the next 4 ingredients (through 1/2 teaspoon salt); toss well to coat. Cover and chill. Top with nuts before serving.

Nutrition Facts

393 calories; fat 19.1g; saturated fat 2.3g; mono fat 9.6g; poly fat 5.4g; protein 10g; carbohydrates 48.8g; fiber 4.1g; cholesterol 0mg; iron 3.3mg; sodium 517mg; calcium 46mg.
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