Healthy Vegetable Pasta Salad

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Cathy Zecchini

By
@czecchini

Made by Cathy Zecchini for the May 2013 meeting

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
12-15
Prep:
15 Min

Ingredients

8 oz
small pasta shells (uncooked)
4
carrots (diced)
3 stalk(s)
celery (diced)
1/2
medium zucchini (diced)
1 c
broccoli florets (cut into small piece)
1/2
medium sized onion (diced)
1/2 c
low-fat balsamic vinegarette dressing

How to Make Healthy Vegetable Pasta Salad

Step-by-Step

  • 1Pasta Salad:
    a) Cook the pasta following the directions on the box (usually boil for approx. 7 minutes) and then drain.
    b) Dice the all the vegetables and steam them for about 5 minutes.
    c) Mix the pasta and steamed vegetables together and add balsamic vinaigrette dressing to coat. Add additional garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste, if desired. Chill.
  • 2Balsamic Vinegarette Dressing:
    Mix together 2 T of the dry spice mixture (see step below or use a packet of Good Seasons) with 1/3 c. balsamic vinegar, 1/3 c. canola oil, 1/3 c. water. (NOTE: I use the glass container w/lid that I got with my Good Seasons Salad dressing packets when preparing this dressing.)
  • 3Dry spice mixture used for salad dressing:
    1 T garlic powder, 1 T onion powder, 1 T sugar, 2 T dried oregano, 1 t ground black pepper, 1/4 t dried thyme, 1 t dried basil, 1 T dried parsley, 1/4 t celery seeds, 1 T salt. (NOTE: this will be enough to make several containers of dressing.)

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About Healthy Vegetable Pasta Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy