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Crunchy Vegetable Whole-Wheat Pasta Salad with Spicy Ricotta Vinaigrette

Featuring raw fennel, radishes and a from-scratch vinaigrette made with calabrian chili peppers, this whole-wheat pasta salad has some serious kick!

  • Prep time

    20min

  • cook time

    15min

  • total time

    35min

  • serving size

    4-6

  • recipe category Pasta

  • recipe cuisine Italian

  • level easy

recipe by: DeLallo

Ingredients

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain, cool and set aside.
  • In a small food processor or blender, add ricotta salata, peppers, lemon zest and juice, salt and pepper, and blend until combined. Gradually add oil until emulsified. Taste for seasoning and additional lemon juice, salt and pepper if desired.
  • In a large bowl, combine radishes, fennel asparagus, carrot and cucumber. Add pasta and dressing to the bowl and toss to combine.
  • Place lettuce on a large serving platter. Top with pasta mixture and serve with warm toasts topped with ricotta cheese and drizzle with olive oil (optional).
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Crunchy Vegetable Whole-Wheat Pasta Salad with Spicy Ricotta Vinaigrette

Featuring raw fennel, radishes and a from-scratch vinaigrette made with hot and spicy pesto, this whole-wheat pasta salad has some serious kick!