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Low Fat Creamy Pasta Salad

 
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Nothing goes better with a steak than a delicious pasta salad like this tasty recipe.

Yield

6

servings

Prep

20

min

Cook

10

min

Ready

30

min

Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, High Fiber
 

Ingredients

1 pound pasta
corkscrew or other short pasta
2 ¼ cups carrots
thinly sliced
2 cups broccoli florets
small flowerets
2 sweet bell peppers
red or green, cut into thin strips
1 ½ cup celery
thinly sliced
1 onions
red, finely chopped
½ cup sunflower seeds
roasted, optional
½ cup cranberries, dried
optional
*
Dressing:
1 cup yogurt, plain
plain, nonfat
½ cup mayonnaise
reduced-calorie
¼ cup parsley leaves
freshly chopped
2 tablespoons lemon juice
fresh
2 teaspoons dill weed
dried

Directions

Cook pasta al dente, but do not add salt. About 3 minutes before pasta is done, add carrots and broccoli to pot. Drain mixture, rinse under cold water, and drain again.

In a large bowl, combine bell peppers, celery, onion, sunflower seeds and cranberries if using.

Add pasta mixture, toss gently.

To prepare dressing, in a medium bowl, whisk together yogurt, mayonnaise, parsley, lemon juice and dillweed.

Pour half of dressing over pasta mixture; toss well. Cover and chill salad for at least 1 hour; chill remaining dressing separately.

Serve salad with reserved dressing.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 331g (11.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 50627% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 24%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 225mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 26%
Dietary Fiber 6g 26%
Sugars g
Protein 33g
Vitamin A 179% Vitamin C 245%
Calcium 14% Iron 25%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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