Pasta Salad with Vegetables


Wednesday, December 24th 2008, 1:03 pm
By: News 9


Ingredients

1 pound penne pasta, cooked
1/2 head romaine lettuce, cleaned and chopped
1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
1 green bell pepper, sliced thin
1 yellow bell pepper, sliced thin
1 cup carrots, sliced
1 cup broccoli, chopped
1 cup kalamata black olives, chopped
1/2 cup capers, drained
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 cup Italian dressing
parsley to garnish

Cooking Instructions

1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients, adding the dressing last.
2. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Makes 12 servings

Nutrition Facts per serving:

Calories: 212

Carbohydrate: 35 grams

Protein: 8 grams

Fat: 4.5 grams

Sodium: 630 mg

Fiber: 3.5 grams

Menu Suggestion:

Oven fried fish
pasta salad with vegetables
fruit cup

*Any vegetable you like can be substituted or added to this recipe such as celery or cauliflower.

*Adding grilled chicken, shrimp or fish to the salad will make this a one dish meal.