Cindy's healthy pasta salad

Cindy's Healthy Pasta Salad Recipe

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Cindy Pyl

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@Cindy_Pyl

I sort of made this up because my friend needed healthy food & was living pretty much on beans. I was trying to use the excess spaghetti & just started tossing stuff in. This was the 3rd time I made it & have changed it each time. I think I am pretty much set on it now although I will try adding the broccoli & cauliflower next time.My son in law loved it & asked me to write it down. I don't really measure things in things so this is approx. amounts that you can adjust as needed.

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Serves:
8 ish
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
8 Hr
Method:
Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients

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  • 1 bottle
    greek yogurt ranch dressing
  • 1 c
    plain greek yogurt
  • 1 box
    veggie thin spaghetti
  • 1 pkg
    ranch dressing mix
  • 1/3-1/2 c
    olive oil mayo

How to Make Cindy's healthy pasta salad

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  1. Cindy's healthy pasta salad
    Cook a box of veggie thin spaghetti ( I use ronzini) then rinse it in cold water & let drain well. To this I add I bottle of ranch flavored greek yogurt salad dressing. ( I have tried 2 brands, bolthouse & opa & prefer opa) Add a container of plain greek yogurt, about 1/3--1/2 cup of olive oil mayo, & a packet of ranch dressing. Then add diced onion & green peppers & a cucumber to your taste, a package of frozen green peas, all rinsed in cold water & drained, chopped or shredded carrots, 1-2 grated garlic cloves to taste, & a can of sliced black olives (optional). Mix well & refrigerate for several hours. stir again before serving. I have thought about shredded cheese & bacon bits or diced ham & it was suggested to add broccoli & cauliflower but haven't tried it yet. I would add the meat & cheese just before serving but using those would take away the healthiness of the salad.

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About Cindy's healthy pasta salad

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegan, Low Fat
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtag: #healthy




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