Minted Pasta Salad with Fava and Peas

Minted Pasta Salad with Fava and Peas Plenty of mint, dill and lemon give this wonderful summer salad a bright, fresh taste; while fava beans, artichokes, arugula and pasta make this salad a complete protein, full of flavor and as always long on nutrition!

Enjoy my Minted Pasta Salad with Fava and Peas as a stand alone meal or a superb side dish for any grilled entrée! My Minted Pasta Salad with Fava and Peas can easily be made gluten free by substituting readily available gluten free pasta!

Perfect with a crisp, dry white wine!

 

12 oz rotini or fusilli cooked al dente in plenty of salted water, drained

1 cup fresh mint, roughly chopped

1/2 cup fresh dill, chopped

6-8 baby bells, multicolored, sliced

1 bunch scallions, chopped

2 cups fresh pea pods, cut in half

6 radishes, sliced

1 can quartered artichoke hearts, drained

1 can fava beans, drained and rinsed

1 tablespoon Mediterranean seasoning, Victoria’s Gourmet

Salt and pepper to taste

Zest and juice of 1 lemon

2 tablespoons chili oil or chili,fennel oil(optional)

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons Spanish sherry vinegar

1 cup baby arugula

In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients, mix thoroughly

Transfer to a serving bowl

Enjoy!!