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I’m always looking for light summer pasta salads and this is one of those recipes! We enjoy it so much I usually double the recipe!

6oz of pasta (I used bow ties)
2 cups torn fresh spinach
1 cup grape tomatoes

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Grape Tomatoes

¼ cup sliced scallions

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2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
½ tsp salt
½ tsp sugar
Toasted pine nuts

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Toasted Pine Nuts

Cook pasta according to the package directions.

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Bow Tie Pasta

In a large bowl, combine pasta, spinach, tomatoes and scallions. In a small bowl, combine all the remaining ingredients except the pine nuts; mix well. Pour dressing over the spinach-pasta mixture; toss well. Top with toasted pine nuts.

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Pasta Salad with Spinach

Serve immediately. Serves 6-8 servings.

This salad paired well with grilled pork glazed with my rhubarbeque sauce!

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Pasta salad, yellow beets and grilled pork!

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