03 December 2007

Pasta Salad with a Gazpacho twist

Another vegetarian dish. Love pasta salad but want to make it a bit healthier and still give your taste buds a treat. Once again, the nutritional analysis follows.

Pasta Vegetable Salad

8 ounces Rotini, Twists, or Spirals, uncooked
4 medium ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup peeled, seeded and chopped cucumber
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro or 2 teaspoons dried cilantro
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar or white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
Cayenne pepper, to taste

Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain. Combine pasta with remaining ingredients. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.

Per Serving:
152 Calories
4g Fat (23.7% calories from fat)
4g Protein
25g Carbohydrate
2g Dietary Fiber
0mg Cholesterol
275mg Sodium

1 1/2 Grain(Starch)
1/2 Vegetable
1/2 Fat
0 Other Carbohydrates

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