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Lemony Vegetable Pasta Salad (Crowd Size)

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Lemony Vegetable Pasta Salad (Crowd Size)
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 2 hr 35 min
  • Servings 24
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Does the thought of serving a lot of people set off your panic button? Relax, you can whip up this easy pasta salad in no time.
Updated Jan 21, 2009

Ingredients

Lemon Mayonnaise

  • 2 cups mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 1 cup Yoplait® Fat Free plain yogurt (from 2-lb container)
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh or 1 tablespoon dried tarragon leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Pasta Salad

  • 2 packages (16 oz each) medium pasta shells
  • 3 lb asparagus, blanched and cut into 4-inch pieces
  • 2 lb snap pea pods, blanched
  • 16 medium green onions, sliced (1 cup)
  • 2 medium yellow bell peppers, coarsely chopped (2 cups)

Steps

  • 1
    In large bowl, mix all Lemon Mayonnaise ingredients until well blended; set aside.
  • 2
    Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  • 3
    In large bowl, mix pasta and remaining Pasta Salad ingredients. Stir in Lemon Mayonnaise until well mixed. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours or until chilled.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    To blanch the asparagus and pea pods, plunge them into boiling water for 10 to 15 seconds or until they turn bright green. Remove from boiling water, then plunge into pan of ice and water to stop the cooking; drain.
  • tip 2
    Leftover pasta salad? Toss in some cooked chicken or ham for a delicious main-dish salad.

Nutrition

310 Calories, 16g Total Fat, 8g Protein, 36g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
Calories from Fat
145
Total Fat
16g
0%
Saturated Fat
2g
0%
Cholesterol
10mg
0%
Sodium
220mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
36g
0%
Dietary Fiber
3g
0%
Protein
8g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
74%
74%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
14%
14%
Exchanges:
2 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; 3 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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