Farmer's Market Pasta Salad

 

  • 1 package (12 oz) Spartan® Brand Super Pasta Elbow Macaroni
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli florets
  • 1 cup chopped cauliflower florets
  • 1 small zucchini, not peeled, halved and sliced ½-inch thick
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 green onions, sliced, both white and green portions
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley, basil, or thyme
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1½ cups reduced fat Asiago balsamic or Italian vinaigrette salad dressing

 

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse, drain again and pour into a large salad bowl. Add remaining ingredients and toss to coat well. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until well chilled.

Recipe Hints: Substitute about 4 cups of a variety of your favorite chopped or trimmed vegetables for those listed. Celery, mushrooms, or carrots would make especially good choices. You can also add 1 tomato, chopped, or 1 cup halved grape tomatoes. The salad bar at your local grocery store offers a wide range of trimmed vegetables and you can purchase just the amount you need.

 

 

Serves: 8-10.
Preparation Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 14-15 min.