Baby Bow Tie and Walnut Pasta Salad Baby Bow Tie and Walnut Pasta Salad

Author: Canadian Living

Farfallini are tiny bow tie-shaped pasta; other small pastas, such as orzo (rice-shaped pasta), stellini (small star-shaped pasta) and ditalini (small tube-shaped pasta) are also suitable. Toasting some of the pasta boosts the flavour as well as the visual appeal.

  • Portion size 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (375 ml) pasta
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 3/4 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • pinch pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 cup quartered cherry tomato or chopped tomatoes
  • Fresh coriander sprig

Method

In skillet, toast 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the pasta over medium heat, stirring often, until light brown, about 5 minutes.

In saucepan of boiling salted water, cook toasted and remaining pasta until tender but firm, 7 to 8 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water; drain well and set aside in large bowl.

In skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium heat; cook onion, stirring often, just until slightly softened, 2 minutes. Add walnuts; cook for 2 minutes. Stir in green pepper; cook for 1 minute. Pour over pasta; let cool.

In small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper; pour over pasta mixture. Add chopped coriander and toss to combine. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.) Garnish with tomatoes and coriander sprigs.

Nutritional facts <b>PER SERVING:</b> about

  • Sodium 157 mg
  • Protein 6 g
  • Calories 243.0
  • Total fat 13 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 27 g

%RDI

  • Iron 8.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 25.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 2.0
  • Vitamin C 15.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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