Healthy Italian pasta salad

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@GrillWarlock

This is a light and healthy pasta recipe that my kids enjoy. It has bright flavors and is packed with nutritious ingredients.

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Serves:
8
Prep:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 box
    cooked al dente penne noodles
  • 1/2 c
    cooked kale then chopped finely
  • 4 oz
    cubed mozzerella
  • 12 oz
    grilled ( chicken) italian sausage cut into half moon shapes
  • 1/4 c
    pine nuts
  • 1/4 c
    finely diced colored sweet peppers
  • 1/4 c
    roasted red bell pepper
  • 2
    zucchinis cut into 1/8 inch slices and sauteed
  • 1 c
    evoo
  • 1/4 c
    freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 c
    parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 clove
    grated garlic
  • 1/2 c
    fresh chopped basil
  • 1 oz
    grated pecorino/romano cheese

How to Make Healthy Italian pasta salad

Step-by-Step

  1. As you might have noticed cooked ingredients are listed because most of you know how to do this. My apologies if it's confusing. For half moon shaped sausage simply cut the sausage lengthwise in half then lay it down on a cutting board flat side down and cut into 1/8 inch pieces. I use fresh kale and boil an entire bag for 1 hour. Run under cold water so it's cool and squeeze out remaining liquid. Place in a bowl and refrigerate. I use this for several dishes
  2. Combine the first eight ingredients in a large mixing bowl and set aside. Or reserve the zucchini for presentation by bordering a serving platter.
  3. In a medium bowl combine the next 6 ingredients and whisk together until emulsified. Pour over the bowl of pasta salad and toss lightly until incorporated.
  4. Grate the Pecorino romano over the top prior to serving.

    I prefer the Johnsonville brand of chicken sausage.

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About Healthy Italian pasta salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Mediterranean
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium



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