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Warm Cranberry Balsamic Pasta Salad

This pasta is seriously delicious and makes for a perfect lunch leftover and it's guaranteed to make everyone in the office jealous of the smells radiating from your desk!

Warm Cranberry Balsamic Pasta Salad


Warm Cranberry Balsamic Pasta Salad


Cranberry Balsamic Vinaigrette:
* 1/4 cup olive oil
* 1/2 cup cranberry juice – I used unsweetened juice
* 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
* 1 tsp lemon zest
* 1/4 tsp herbamare or Himalayan rock salt
* pinch stevia
* pepper to taste

* 2 cups dry pasta – I used rice pasta!
* 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
* 1/4 cup raw slivered almonds + more for garnish
* 1/4 cup fresh parsley + more for garnish
* 1/4 cup green onions


  1. Cook pasta as per package instructions. Once cooked and strained, set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, combine all vinaigrette ingredients in small saucepan. Heat on medium-low heat until it boils, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 2 minutes. Make sure to stir every 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  3. Drop cooked pasta into a large serving bowl, top with remaining salad ingredients and pour vinaigrette over top.
  4. Stir to coat and serve immediately.

Nutrition stats [1 cup]: calories 248; fat 11g; carbohydrates 36g; dietary fiber 4g; sugars 2g; protein 3g