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Creamy Pasta Salad

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz small pasta noodles
  • 2 cup frozen peas (thawed)
  • 12 oz thick cut bacon (cooked and chopped)
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

For the Creamy Dressing:

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 1 TBS apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (to taste)

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta noodles in a large pot of water according to their package directions, until cooked al dente. Drain the water out, and rinse the noodles in cold water.
  • While the pasta is cooking, make sure the peas are thawed, bacon is cooked and crumbled, and parmesan is grated. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, add the mayonnaise, olive oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. Whisk them together till combined.
  • Add the pasta, peas, bacon, and parmesan to a large bowl. Pour the dressing over the top. Stir it all together till everything is coated evenly in the dressing.
  • Cover the pasta bowl with a lid or plastic wrap and place it in the fridge to chill for 1 to 2 hours, or serve immediately.

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SALMON AVOCADO SALAD

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 salmon filets
  • salt and pepper, to taste

DRESSING

  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon honey, or maple syrup
  • 1 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste

INSTRUCTIONS 

  • Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Season the salmon filets with salt and pepper. Add the salmon filets top side down and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Flip the salmon and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes or until the salmon is mostly opaque, with just a smidge of softness still in the middle.
  • Divide all of the other salad ingredients between two bowls, then place the cooked salmon on top.
  • Mix the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl and drizzle on top.

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