Apr 192010
 

My new thing on Sunday (starting as of last week) is to make a different big salad for lunches instead of soup as the weather is warming up a bit.  This was my first try and it is perfect for a snack or a light meal with the addition of a protein. 

Best Veggie Pasta Salad
(Altered from Weight Watcher’s Pot Luck Pasta Salad)
About 12 servings
Generous one cup serving
3 WW pts per serving
Printable Recipe

Salad

1 1/2 cups whole wheat pasta (about 4 ounces)
2 small zucchini, diced
2 small yellow squash, diced
1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 green bell pepper. seeded and diced
1/4 purple onion, diced
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
1 cup of fresh or frozen (thawed) green peas
1 cup broccoli


Dressing


1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 packets Truvia (or sweetener of choice)
1 Tbsp coarse ground mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp dried oregano

Directions

1. In a large bowl mix the salad ingredients.

2. In a small bowl whisk the dressing.

3. Pour the dressing over the salad mixture and toss to coat. 

***To make this into a meal add some grilled tempeh or grilled chicken

  4 Responses to “Best Veggie Pasta Salad”

  1. I love pasta salads, and this one looks great!

  2. […] Of course, the best and most nutritious way to eat these little guys is raw.  I have an awesome Veggie Pasta Salad – perfect for a pot luck – that uses these squashes raw.  In fact, I think I need […]

  3. How long would this last for? By the way, this recipe is awesome! I’m definitely going to try it out :)

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