Need a dish to pass for a potluck? Here's a pasta salad tossed with a creamy dressing that's ready in less than 30 minutes.
cups uncooked bow-tie (farfalle) pasta (9 oz)
cups fresh snow pea pods (12 oz), strings removed
large red bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces (2 cups)
medium carrots, sliced (1 cup)
cup chopped fresh basil leaves
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (2 oz)
cup creamy Parmesan dressing
Cook and drain pasta as directed on package, adding pea pods for last minute of cooking. Rinse with cold water; drain.
In very large (4-quart) bowl, mix bell peppers, carrots, basil and cheese. In small bowl, mix dressing and milk with wire whisk. Add dressing mixture, pasta and pea pods to bell pepper mixture; toss to coat.
Any medium-sized pasta shape can be substituted for the bow-tie pasta.
Look for low-fat or fat-free salad dressing. If you can't find the Parmesan flavor with less fat, look for low-fat creamy Italian.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- 1 1/2g,
- 1 1/2%
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.