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Hot honey pasta salad

Hot honey pasta salad - pasta salad with arugula, peppers, fresh mozzarella, corn and pine nuts with a hot honey sauce

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This hot honey pasta salad is sweet, spicy, and about to become a favorite dish for summer.

You all know my love for hot honey! (Remember my apple and brie hot honey flatbreads? Yummm.) This hot honey pasta salad is everything about summer packed in a bowl – sweet, with a little heat, fresh and bursting with color.  Scroll down for my recipe and be sure to pin it!

hot honey pasta salad - pasta with arugula, peppers, mozzarella, pine nuts topped with a hot honey sauce

Hot Honey Pasta Salad

Ingredients:

For the pasta salad

  • 1 box pasta
  • 1 cup of mini bell peppers, sliced
  • 1-2 handfuls of fresh arugula
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 container mozzarella balls, drained
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts

For the dressing

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp hot honey
  • 4 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • red pepper flakes (to taste)

Directions:

1.) Cook the pasta until it’s al dente, then drain and allow to cool.

2.) While the pasta cools, prepare the dressing. Mix all dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk together.

3.) In a large bowl, add the pasta, and the rest of the salad ingredients.

Making hot honey pasta salad - pasta with veggies, fresh mozzarella and topped with a hot honey sauce

4.) Top with hot honey dressing. Sprinkle with pine nuts and mix well.

Enjoy!!

 

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Recipe for hot honey pasta salad

Hot honey pasta salad - pasta salad with arugula, peppers, fresh mozzarella, corn and pine nuts with a hot honey sauce

Hot honey pasta salad

This hot honey pasta salad is sweet and spicy just how summer should be. This will be your new favorite dish of summer.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish

Ingredients
  

For the salad

  • 1 box pasta
  • 1 cup mini bell peppers sliced
  • 1-2 handfuls fresh arugula
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 container mozzarella balls water drained
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts

For the dressing

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp hot honey
  • 4 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • red pepper flakes to taste

Instructions
 

  • Cook the pasta until it’s al dente, then drain and allow to cool.
  • While the pasta cools, prepare the dressing. Mix all dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk together.
  • In a large bowl, add the pasta, and the rest of the salad ingredients.
  • Top with hot honey dressing. Sprinkle with pine nuts and mix well.
Keyword easy meals, pasta, salad

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Food nutters
    June 12, 2024 at 8:19 am

    5 stars
    It looks so yummy; thank you for sharing!

  • Reply
    Joanne Viola
    June 12, 2024 at 9:48 am

    Another GREAT salad for summer for me to try! Thank you for sharing this!

    • Reply
      Joanne Viola
      June 15, 2024 at 10:32 pm

      5 stars
      PS – Made this today for our family dinner. Everyone absolutely loved it! Thank you for sharing it as this is sure to become a family favorite this summer for sure!

      • Reply
        Nicolle
        June 16, 2024 at 7:02 am

        Hi Joanne!!! Ahh that makes me so happy! I’m glad you all enjoyed! <3

  • Reply
    Joanne
    June 12, 2024 at 10:01 am

    That looks yummy!

  • Reply
    Laura @ Our Grand Lives
    June 13, 2024 at 9:07 am

    YUM! This looks like it would be the perfect addition to any summer meal! Thanks for the great recipe!

  • Reply
    Jennifer Wise
    June 14, 2024 at 12:54 pm

    This looks so delicious! The mozzarella balls and pine nuts would be such a lovely addition. Visiting from the Gma’sPhoto Generic Linkup.

  • Reply
    Darlene Foster
    June 17, 2024 at 12:38 pm

    Looks very good. Thanks.

  • Reply
    Kelly Cable
    June 18, 2024 at 9:45 am

    5 stars
    I love love love this pasta. I first found it on the Homestead Blog Hop. Thank you so much for sharing with us. I hope we see more on Wednesday.

  • Reply
    Linda Primmer
    June 23, 2024 at 12:33 pm

    This salad looks delicious. i love pasta salads. I am pleased to feature your Hot Honey Pasta salad at Love Your Creativity.

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