The Spicy Olive’s Mandarin Pasta Salad
A delicious Asian citrus fusion of flavor in a pasta salad!
Servings Prep Time
6-8people 15minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6-8people 15minutes
Cook Time
  • 116 oz package Farfalle Pasta
  • 1can Mandarin orange segmentsdrained
  • 1large red bell pepperdiced
  • 1/4 purple onionsliced thin
  • 1 Cucumberpeeled, quartered and sliced
  • 1packaged baby spinach leavesabout 2 cups, washed
  • 1/4cup almond sliverstoasted
  • 1teaspoon Garlicminced
  • 1Tablespoon fresh gingerminced
  • 1/3cup The Spicy Olive’s Blood Orange olive oil
  • 1/3cup The Spicy Olive’s Honey Ginger Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1Tablespoon or so The Spciy Olive’s Roasted sesame oilUse to drizzle over salad before serving
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.
  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!