Refreshing Lemon Mint Pasta Salad

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Refreshing Lemon Mint Pasta Salad
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30mins
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Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 20, 2023

This lemon mint pasta salad is a refreshing and light dish perfect for any occasion. The combination of tangy lemon, fresh mint, and al dente pasta tossed together with crisp vegetables creates a burst of flavors in every bite. It's a great dish to serve at summer parties or as a side dish for grilled meats. This recipe takes only 20 minutes to prepare, making it a quick and hassle-free option for busy weeknight dinners. Give this salad a try and you'll impress your guests with its vibrant taste and beautiful presentation.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces of bow-tie pasta
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/4 cup sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Cook the bow-tie pasta according to package instructions. Drain and rinse under cold water.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked pasta, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and chopped mint leaves.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and black pepper.
  4. Pour the dressing over the pasta mixture and toss gently to combine.
  5. Refrigerate the salad for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  6. Serve chilled and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Mint has been used for centuries for its refreshing aroma and medicinal properties. It is known to aid digestion and provide relief from indigestion.
  • Pasta salads are a popular dish in American cuisine, especially during the summer season. They are versatile and can be customized with various flavors and ingredients.
  • Lemon is a great source of vitamin C and adds a bright and tangy flavor to the salad.