Minted Pasta and Fruit Salad

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Minted Pasta and Fruit Salad
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  • 4 to 8 ServingsServings

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. Rotini, Bow Ties or Small Shells, uncooked
  • 4 pears, seeded, cored and diced
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 cups seedless red grapes, cut in half
  • 2 naval oranges, peeled, sliced and quartered
  • 4 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 head romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh oregano or 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. orange juice
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

Preparation

1 Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Allow pasta to cool.

2 n a medium bowl, mix pears with lemon juice. Add grapes, oranges, feta cheese, lettuce, oregano, mint and pasta.

3 In small bowl, whisk together vinegar, orange juice, oil and pepper and add to pasta mixture.

4 Divide lettuce between salad bowls and spoon pasta salad on top.

5 Toss lightly before serving. Serve cold or at room temperature.

Source: National Pasta Association