Deliciously Healthy Barbecue Recipes

Green Thumb Pasta

Before you make this pasta, let your kids pick the veggies from your garden. No garden? Take a family trip to the local farmers' market.

Serves:
6

Prep Time:
15 minutes

Cooking Time:
10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups rotini pasta
  • 1 yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1 small zucchini, chopped
  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil leaves
  • 1 cup low-fat vinaigrette dressing like Newman's Own Light Italian

Instructions:

Step 1:  Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain well.

Step 2:  Place the cooked pasta in a medium bowl. Add the remaining ingredients, and toss well to mix. Chill for at least one hour.

Nutritional Facts:

Each serving: 153 calories, 4 g protein, 26 g carbohydrate, 4 g fat (1 g saturated), 2 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 12 mg calcium, 2 mg iron, 335 mg sodium.

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