Lite Tri-Color Pasta Salad

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Sue Adame

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@fortheloveoffood

This to me is one of the perfect summer salads. Not only does it tastes and look delicious. It has less fat and fewer calories than most pasta salads yet you still get the wonderful full flavor you expect. I did not have any frozen broccoli to add but it is great in addition to the corn.

Add some diced salami or ham, top with freshly shredded Parmesan with a side of crusty french bread to make it a complete meal.

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Using tasty bottled dressing makes this pasta salad come together in a cinch. Diced red pepper and corn are slightly sweet and add a crunchy texture. It's a simple and colorful pasta salad. Enjoy alongside a sandwich, a burger or add your favorite protein for a light meal. The Test Kitchen


Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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1 box
tri-color rotini
1
red bell pepper, diced
2 c
corn kernels, frozen
1 Tbsp
red pepper flakes
salt and pepper, to taste
8 oz
Ken's Steak House Lite Northern Italian Dressing with basil and romano

How to Make Lite Tri-Color Pasta Salad

Step-by-Step

  • 1Cook pasta according to package direction until aldente. (8 - 9 minutes)
  • 2Add the frozen corn to the cooking pasta during the last 3 minutes.
  • 3Drain and rinse pasta/corn with cold water. Transfer to bowl. Add diced red peppers, red pepper flakes and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
  • 4Add Ken's Steak House Lite Italian dressing and mix well. Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until chilled.
  • 5Stir before serving. Adding a little more dressing if desired.

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About Lite Tri-Color Pasta Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides, Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Collection: Picnic Picks!




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