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Perfect Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Do you find yourself running from place to place, often on an empty stomach or with a burger in your hand? Life is fast. We can’t always enjoy a nice, relaxing meal at home, with no interruptions or stress. Here is a fantastic and simple meal to make. You can enjoy it for lunch or a side dish with dinner.

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Perfect Mediterranean Pasta Salad

  • Author: Karen Stoyes

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Do you find yourself running from place to place, often on an empty stomach or with a burger in your hand? Life is fast. We can’t always enjoy a nice, relaxing meal at home, with no interruptions or stress.  Enjoy this simple and delicious Mediterranean pasta salad.


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups uncooked kamut rotini
  • 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved or quartered
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup marinated artichoke hearts. diced
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup Romaine lettuce (optional)

Instructions

  1. Boil a medium pot with water and add pasta.
  2. Reduce temperature to medium and cook, uncovered for 9 – 12 minutes.
  3. Strain and set pasta aside.
  4. Combine all other ingredients in a bowl and add pasta. Mix well and serve.

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Karen Stoyles

Karen Stoyles is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist residing just outside of Ottawa. Graduating from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2010, she and her husband welcomed their daughter that same year.  She is grateful for what she learned about the human body, how to properly nurture it with food and thrilled to share this knowledge with others.

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