The Spicy Olive’s Mandarin Pasta Salad

This is the perfect pasta salad for pot luck dinners and summer parties! This one is also a salad that kids love! Add grilled chicken to make this main dish instead of a side.

The Mandarin Pasta salad has an Asian flare because it is dressed with our Honey Ginger balsamic but to play up the Mandarin tangerine flavor, I used The Spicy Olive’s Mandarin olive oil. It is packed with delicious citrus flavor and is the perfect compliment. If our Mandarin olive oil is not available (it is a seasonal olive oil) our Blood Orange olive oil is a great substitute!

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The Spicy Olive's Mandarin Pasta Salad
A delicious Asian citrus fusion of flavor in a pasta salad!
The Spicy Olive's Mandarin Pasta Salad
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1 16 oz package Farfalle Pasta
  • 1 can Mandarin orange segments drained
  • 1 large red bell pepper diced
  • 1/4 purple onion sliced thin
  • 1 Cucumber peeled, quartered and sliced
  • 1 packaged baby spinach leaves about 2 cups, washed
  • 1/4 cup almond slivers toasted
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger minced
  • 1/3 cup The Spicy Olive's Argumato Mandarin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup The Spicy Olive's Honey Ginger Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon or so The Spciy Olive's Roasted sesame oil Use to drizzle over salad before serving
Course Side Item
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1 16 oz package Farfalle Pasta
  • 1 can Mandarin orange segments drained
  • 1 large red bell pepper diced
  • 1/4 purple onion sliced thin
  • 1 Cucumber peeled, quartered and sliced
  • 1 packaged baby spinach leaves about 2 cups, washed
  • 1/4 cup almond slivers toasted
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger minced
  • 1/3 cup The Spicy Olive's Argumato Mandarin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup The Spicy Olive's Honey Ginger Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon or so The Spciy Olive's Roasted sesame oil Use to drizzle over salad before serving
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Instructions
Pasta Salad
  1. Boil Farfalle pasta according to package instructions and rinse with cool water. Place pasta in salad bowl and coat Farfalle with Mandarin olive oil. Set aside.
  2. Add purple onion, red bell pepper, cucumber, mandarin orange segments and baby spinach and toss to mix.
Vinaigrette
  1. Place garlic and ginger in a small mixing bowl. Add 1/3 cup Honey Ginger white balsamic vinegar and whisk together. Drizzle in 1/3 cup Mandarin olive oil in a slow stream. Whisk until olive oil and balsamic vinegar are completely blended.
  2. Pour salad dressing over the pasta salad. Toss until coated! Drizzle with Roasted sesame oil to up the flavor! Top with toasted almond slivers and serve. Enjoy!