Maple Alphabet Pasta & Vegetable Salad


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Recipe — Maple Alphabet Pasta & Vegetable Salad
4 portions
Metric Imperial

Ingredients

  • 2 cups alphabet pasta (or orzo pasta)
  • 3 cups assorted frozen vegetables, thawed and roughly chopped (or your choice of fresh chopped vegetables)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup your choice of pesto*
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

Method

  1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water about 8.
  2. Drain well, but do not rinse.
  3. In a large bowl, mix pasta with remaining ingredients.
  4. For a heartier salad, add 500 ml (2 cups) diced cheese or ham.

* For a school lunchbox version, consider using a nut-free pesto.

The Fédération des producteurs acéricoles du Québec is not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

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Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.

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