Garbage Pasta Salad
Makes 8 serving(s)
WHAT'S IN IT?
1/2 (16-ounce) box rotini or radiatore pasta
6 ounces turkey salami, lean beef salami or baked ham, cubed or cut into strips
6 ounces part-skim mozzarella or provolone cheese, cubed
1 small zucchini, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced
1 cup pea pods
1 cup chopped broccoli flowerets
1/2 large sweet red pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley or basil, or mixture of both
1/2 cup light Italian or vinaigrette dressing
2 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
Black pepper, to taste
STUFF YOU NEED
This is a family recipe. Kids and Parents: you'll need each other to make it!
HOW TO PUT IT TOGETHER
- Boil the pasta according to package directions; rinse in cold water and drain well. Pour the drained, cool pasta into a large bowl.
- For Kids: Toss on top of the pasta the salami, cheese, zucchini, pea pods, broccoli, red pepper, onion, parsley or basil and dressing. Stir it well with a large spoon.
- Serve with the Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top and black pepper, to taste.
- Enjoy right away or cover and chill overnight. If taking to lunch, pack in a sealed plastic container. Make sure you have a fork to enjoy it with!
WHY IT'S GOOD FOR YOU
230 Calories, 9 g Total Fat, 3.5 g Saturated Fat, 30 mg Cholesterol, 470 mg Sodium, 23 g Total Carbohydrates, 2 g Dietary Fiber, 3 g Sugars, 14 g Protein, 10% Vitamin A, 30% Vitamin C, 20% Calcium, 10% Iron