Pinon’s Shrimp and Pasta Salad

Pinon’s Shrimp and Pasta Salad
8 ounces uncooked farfalle or bow-tie pasta
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons minced scallions
1/2 cup julienned carrot
1 cup julienned red bell pepper
1 basket cherry tomatoes, cut into halves
1 10-ounce package fresh spinach, torn
1 pound (or more) peeled cooked shrimp

For the salad, cook pasta al dente using the package directions. Rinse under cold water; drain well. Toss with olive oil in a large bowl. Gently mix in parsley, cilantro, scallions, carrot, bell peppers, tomatoes, spinach and shrimp. Gently toss with vinaigrette. Taste and correct seasonings. Serves 6-8.


3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup minced cilantro
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
Juice and zest of 1 lime
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup corn oil
½ tsp pepper
¼ cup white wine vinegar

Combine all vinaigrette ingredients except corn oil in a bowl; mix well. Add corn oil in a fine stream, whisking constantly. Chill until serving time.

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