Whole Wheat Pasta Salad Recipe

This delicious whole wheat pasta salad with garden vegetables is a healthy side dish or light entree. Low fat whole wheat pasta salad is a tasty alternative to potato salad loaded with mayonnaise.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb whole wheat penne pasta
  • 3 portabello mushroom caps, cut into strips
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 small zucchini, sliced
  • 1 yellow squash, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 package zesty Italian salad dressing mix
  • 2 Tbsp Romano cheese
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 orange bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 roasted red peppers, sliced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets, steamed
  • 1 small red onion, chopped fine
  • Black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. In a large pot of boiling water, cook pasta until al dente. Drain in a colander and rinse with cool water. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, cook mushroom strips in balsamic vinegar over medium heat until softened. Add zucchini, squash and garlic and sauté until vegetables are softened. Remove from heat, add remaining ingredients and toss.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the cooked pasta and the vegetable mixture and toss to combine.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

Amount Per Serving

Calories
157
% Daily Value*
  • Total Fat
    2g
    3%
  • Saturated Fat
    0
    0%
  • Cholesterol
    1mg
    0%
  • Sodium
    236mg
    10%
  • Total Carbohydrate
    29g
    10%
  • Dietary Fiber
    5g
    20%
  • Sugars
  • Protein
    6g
    12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calories needs.