Minted Pasta Salad with Fava and Peas

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!!

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