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Pink Pasta Salad! This was such a pretty and fun trend, so I had to do it. It’s so good and flavorful. The sauce was inspired by tzatziki and borani laboo, but obviously not traditional in the slightest! It is a very fun, refreshing and delicious way to enjoy pasta salad!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This pasta salad is not only delicious and refreshing but it is GORGEOUS. By using raw beets you get more of a subdued beet taste, which in my opinion is better. It also keeps really well in the fridge so you can make it in advance and it is PERFECT to take to a BBQ or just keep in the fridge for a week’s worth of lunches.

Substitutions

I use raw beet in this Pink Pasta Salad recipe, because I am a cooked beet hater lol BUT you could sub for cooked or pickled beets. You can also use golden beets and you will have a gorgeous golden pasta salad. If you can’t find labneh, you can try my homemade labneh recipe OR use plain yogurt. You can also use any nuts in place of pine nuts. You can also use any short pasta instead of fusilli corti! As you can see, this recipe is quite versatile.

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Pink Pasta Salad
Pink Pasta Salad

Pink Pasta Salad

By Nadia Aidi
So good and flavorful. The sauce was inspired by tzatziki but obviously not traditional in the slightest!

Ingredients 

  • 1 shredded beets, raw
  • 2 persian cucumbers, shredded
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 lemon, add more if you want
  • 3 tbsp fresh dill + more for topping
  • 3 tbsp chives + more for topping
  • Serranos to taste
  • 1/4 c olive oil + more for topping
  • 2 cups labneh
  • 1/4 c pinenuts
  • 1 lb fusilli corti pasta, cooked but save some pasta water
  • Seasoned salt or salt and pepper, I use pegs

Directions 

  • Grate the cucumber and remove excess moisture. Grate the beet but do not remove excess moisture
  • Combine with the labneh, dill, chives, olive oil, seasoned salt and lemon. Grate some garlic and mix it in
  • Toast the pinenuts until golden
  • Add the pasta (semi cooled down) to the tzaziki and mix it in with some pasta water

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Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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