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Honey Dijon Pasta Salad

Easy Honey Dijon Pasta Salad. A great lunch item, side dish, pot luck addition or picnic take along recipe.

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Honey Dijon Pasta Salad

This honey dijon pasta salad was inspired by leftovers from the weekly Sunday roast dinner. They often include sliced roast beef, ham or turkey.

Those serve as  lunch or even a quick dinner on a busy Monday at our house.

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Honey Dijon Pasta Salad

Mondays are sometimes a bit of a food free for all around here.

It’s difficult to deal with the scattered timings of all the after school and early evening activities the kids are involved in. So, sometimes a sit down hot meal is not always possible.

That’s when a quickly put together pasta salad is most appreciated as fuel-to-go.

I did manage to make some delicious oven fried BBQ spice chicken on this occasion. Fried chicken and pasta salad often remind me of picnic food.

With the weather as cold as it has been this week, reminders of summer picnics are pretty welcome too.

We have more side dish inspiration including everything from baked beans & corn bread to deliciously different potato and pasta salads. Be sure to check them all out in our collection of 26 Best BBQ Side Dishes too. 

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Honey Dijon Pasta Salad

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Originally published April 2014. Updated November 2019.

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Yield: 6 servings

Honey Dijon Pasta Salad

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Easy Honey Dijon Pasta Salad - a great lunch item, side dish, pot luck addition or picnic take along recipe.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked pasta, (i.e. fusilli, penne, rotini...)
  • 1/2 cup finely diced red pepper
  • 1/2 cup deseeded cucumber, diced small
  • 3 tbsp Parmesan Cheese, finely grated
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts, optional

For the HONEY DIJON SALAD DRESSING

  • 1 lemon, juice and finely grated zest
  • 2 tbsp whole grain Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to season

Instructions

  1. Whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing.
  2. Pour over the other ingredients and toss together well.
  3. Chill well.
  4. Keeps a couple of days in the fridge.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

6 servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 225Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 2mgSodium 231mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 2gSugar 10gProtein 5g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Anne Marie Helstrom

Sunday 17th of November 2019

Can I just ask you what the fresh little green leaves are that you've garnished the salad with in the picture? Can't wait to try this. We're partial to little shell shaped pasta, as they sorta cradle salad dressing!

Sheila

Saturday 16th of November 2019

i can't seem to find recipes only pictures. How do I find the recipes. Thanks

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