Tahini is a sesame seed–based condiment used in Middle Eastern cooking; it has a rich, distinct flavour and is perfect for thickening dressings.
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Pasta Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing
1 pkg (375 g)
Catelli Bistro® Tri-Colour Rainbows
2 cups (500 mL) baby arugula
1 cup (250 mL) cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup (250 mL) canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 cup (250 mL) chopped english cucumber
1/4 cup (60 mL) sliced pitted kalamata olives
1/4 cup (60 mL) finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped fresh parsley, divided
1/2 cup (125 mL) crumbled feta cheese, divided
Lemon Tahini Dressing:
1/2 cup (125 mL) plain 2% yogurt
1/3 cup (75 mL) tahini
3 tbsp (45 mL) lemon juice
2 tbsp (30 mL) water
1 clove garlic, minced
3/4 tsp (4 mL) salt
1/4 tsp (1 mL) freshly ground pepper
1Lemon Tahini Dressing: whisk together yogurt, tahini, lemon juice, water, garlic, salt and pepper.
2Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water; transfer to large bowl.
3Add arugula, tomatoes, chickpeas, cucumber, kalamata olives, red onion, half of the parsley and half of the feta to pasta; drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Sprinkle with remaining parsley and feta cheese. Serve immediately.
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