Summery Pasta Salad
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 3-4
  • ½ sweet bell pepper, chopped small (any color)
  • ½ cucumber, seeded and chopped small
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • A big handful of arugula, roughly chopped
  • Basil, finely chopped (amount to taste)
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • ½ cup Parmigiano cheese (I used small pieces, but you can also shave the cheese)
  • 3 ounces short pasta, cooked al dente, drained, and rinsed to cool
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Extra virgin olive oil, to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Combine the vegetables, pine nuts, cheese, and pasta in a large bowl. Add the lemon juice and olive oil and toss to coast. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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