Saturday, July 28, 2012

80--- The Anti-Pasta Salad

What's wrong with pasta? Nothing, really (in moderation).  But veggies will give you more fiber, more vitamins and minerals, more antioxidants.  When you take the pasta out of a pasta salad, you're left with more veggies! Perfect for using up the goods from your last farmer's market trip.

The Anti-Pasta Salad
Serves 6

1 zucchini, cubed
1 yellow squash, cubed
1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes
1 small red onion, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup chopped basil
1 red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
1 can small black olives, drained
6 oz mozzarella ciliegine, halved
1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
2 1/2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

Combine all vegetables and mozzarella in a large bowl.  Whisk dressing ingredients together in a small bowl, then pour over vegetable mixture and stir to combine.  Refrigerate for one hour prior to serving. 

Nutrition Info per ~1 cup: 149 calories, 10 g fat (5 g monounsaturated, 1 g polyunsaturated), 7.5 g protein, 7 g carbohydrates, 2.5 g fiber

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