healthy vegetable pasta salad

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By Cathy Zecchini
from The Villages, FL

Made by Cathy Zecchini for the May 2013 meeting

serves 12-15
prep time 15 Min

Ingredients For healthy vegetable pasta salad

  • 8 oz
    small pasta shells (uncooked)
  • 4
    carrots (diced)
  • 3 stalk
    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
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How To Make healthy vegetable pasta salad

  • 1
    Pasta 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.
  • 2
    Balsamic 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.)
  • 3
    Dry 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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