Cooking at Home - Italian Pasta Salad

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Published Saturday, December 30, 2017

Fresh and crunchy broccoli, carrot, bell pepper, and green onion, make this easy and delicious pasta salad burst with flavor!  This pasta salad would be an excellent side dish to grilled meat, fish, or tofu.

Ingredients

4 cups pasta, cooked
2 cups broccoli (blanched, pieces)
1 cup carrot (cooked, slices)
1/2 cup red pepper (strips)
1/4 cup green onion (sliced)
1/2 cup Italian salad dressing, light or reduced fat (can use 1/2 to 3/4 cup)

Directions

1. Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate for about 30 minutes before serving.

Notes

For a more hearty salad, add strips of cooked ham, a can of cooked red beans or sprinkle with grated cheese.

Makes:   8 servings 

Source: Oregon State University Cooperative Extension Service, Oregon's Healthy Harvest Recipes

Each serving provides

Calories 135 

Total Fat 1 g

Saturated Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 183 mg

Total Carbohydrate 27 g

Dietary Fiber 3 g

Total Sugars 3 g

Added Sugars included 0 g

Protein 5 g

Vitamin D 0 mcg

Calcium 28 mg

Iron 1 mg

Potassium 195 mg