Pasta Salad

A great way to make pasta healthy is to turn it into a salad. Use any vegetables you have on hand - cucumbers, tomatoes, avocado, peppers, leek, onions, peas or corn - and then use olive oil and salt to dress it up. The nutritional value of the dish instantly goes up!

You can use any type of pasta for this recipe. We recommend using chickpea or buckwheat pasta for their additional nutritional value.

Pasta Salad Recipe by DAREBEE
INGREDIENTS
1 ½ cups pasta
2 cucumbers
1 pepper
½ tablespoon olive oil
½ teaspoon salt
Makes 2 portions
Calories 285
Protein 9g
Carbohydrates 53g
Fat 5.3g
Fiber 6.5g
Calcium 68mg
Iron 3mg
Potassium 663mg

1Fill up a medium size pot with water and bring it to a boil. Add pasta, set a timer and boil the pasta for 8 minutes. Drain and allow to cool.

2Peel the cucumbers and clean the pepper. Dice the vegetables.

3Combine the pasta the the vegetables, add olive oil and season with salt.

Pasta Salad Recipe by DAREBEE
Pasta Salad Recipe by DAREBEE
Pasta Salad Recipe by DAREBEE
Pasta Salad Recipe by DAREBEE

Increase protein content of the meal by adding: tuna, eggs, nuts or cheese (any type). For a mediterranean twist add feta cheese and olives.

Pasta Salad Recipe by DAREBEE