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Italian Pasta Salad

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Italian Pasta Salad
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  • Makes: 8 servings

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.
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Source:

Oregon State University Cooperative Extension Service,
Oregon’s Healthy Harvest Recipes

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe (153g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 135
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 183 mg
Carbohydrates 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
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 135
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Linoleic Acid 0 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrates 27 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Total Sugars 3 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 5 g
Minerals
Calcium 28 mg
Potassium 195 mg
Sodium 183 mg
Copper 109 mcg
Iron 1 mg
Magnesium 22 mg
Phosphorus 80 mg
Selenium 19 mcg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 157 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.1 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 33 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 32 mcg
Folate 108 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.2 mg
Riboflavin 0.2 mg
Niacin 2 mg
Choline 11 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

MyPlate Food Groups
Vegetables
1/2 cups
Grains
1 ounce

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Recipe was made using whole wheat rotini pasta. SNAP recipients questioned how it was possible to make this for the low cost shown on recipe.