Honey Lime Pasta Salad #summersalads

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One of the best ways to get people – especially kids! – to eat their veggies is to mix them into a beautiful, bright pasta salad with a tasty dressing. This super simple Honey Lime Pasta Salad is that little something different that will have the family and friends excited you brought it out to the table.

Honey Lime Pasta Salad

What I love most about this salad is how colorful it is! You get even more colors when you use the mini sweet peppers that come in a bag filled with all different shades of yellows, oranges, and reds. All with the purple of the onion, the green of the parsley, and the bright yellow of corn – you are really eating the rainbow. And the old saying really is true – we eat with our eyes first! So with a dish this pretty you really can’t go wrong.

Honey Lime Pasta Salad

The Honey Lime Vinaigrette works so well in this pasta salad. But you can use it for other things too. I originally come up with it for a chicken burrito bowl (grilled chicken, brown rice, black beans, lettuce, tomato, and avocado). You could also use it on a Southwest-style salad, on tacos, in a wrap. It has such a nice bright flavor to it, you are gonna want to put it on everything.

Honey Lime Vinaigrette

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Honey Lime Pasta Salad

A colorful pasta salad, perfect for every summer night!
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword corn, honey, lime, Pasta Salad, pasta side dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Short Pasta farfalle, rotini, penne, etc.
  • 5 Sweet Bell Peppers chopped
  • ½ Red Onion chopped
  • 1 15oz can Sweet Corn drained
  • ½ cup Fresh Parsley chopped
  • 1 cup Honey Lime Vinaigrette see recipe below

Instructions

  • Start water boiling for Pasta while preparring all the ingredients.
  • Add pasta to boiling water and cook for 1 minute less than time directed on package. Drain in colander and rinse with cold water.
  • Combine cooled pasta with remaining ingredients in a bowl. Toss well to coat. Place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving (up to 3 days, covered).
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Honey Lime Vinaigrette

A quick and flavorful dressing that is light and bright
Course Dressing, Sauce
Cuisine American, Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword dressing, honey, lime, vinaigrette
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 pint

Equipment

  • Pint Mason Jar w/ Lid & Ring

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup Honey
  • ¼ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Lime zest & juice
  • ¼ cup Cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Dried Onion
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Parsley
  • ½ cup Avocado Oil

Instructions

  • Prepare all of the ingedinents.
  • Add all ingredients to a mason jar and secure with lid. Shake, shake, shake until all combined.
  • Keep in refrigerator until ready to use – up to 7 days.

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

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