• Festive Pasta Salad

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    Festive Pasta Salad
    Prep: 15 min Cook: 15 min Servings: 8
    by Kelsey Martin
    19 recipes
    This pasta salad is colorful and zesty! Serve warm or at room temperature.


    • 1 1/2 cups (6 oz.) small shell pasta
    • 3/4 cup diced green bell pepper
    • 3/4 cup finely chopped onion
    • 3/4 cup diced carrots
    • 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
    • 3/4 tsp. Salt
    • 3/4 cup frozen green peas
    • 1/2 tsp. hot sauce
    • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/4 cup lime juice


    1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
    2. In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, cook bell pepper, onion, and carrots with 1 tbsp. olive oil and 1/4 tsp. salt, stirring often, about 3 minutes.
    3. Add pepper/onion mixture and peas to pasta; mix gently.
    4. In a bowl, stir remaining 2 tbsp. olive oil, remaining 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. each hot sauce and pepper; pour over pasta mixture and stir until well coated. Add more pepper and hot sauce to taste.
    5. Just before serving, stir in lime juice.

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    • ShaleeDP
      Love salad! Thanks for this new recipe I need to make soon.

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