Try this colorful pasta salad, full of crunchy snap peas and juicy tomatoes, at your next summer potluck. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 1997

Lee Ann Cox
Advertisement

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil for cooking pasta.

    Advertisement
  • Meanwhile, puree cottage cheese until smooth in a blender or mini food processor. Add buttermilk and oil; process until smooth. Scrape into a storage container and stir in dill, parsley, Parmesan, lemon zest and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and set aside in the refrigerator.

  • Cook pasta in boiling water until just tender, about 10 minutes. Add peas and cook until crisp-tender, about 1 minute. Drain and rinse under cold running water.

  • Place pasta and peas in a large storage container and toss with tomatoes and scallions. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Just before serving, toss salad with dressing.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the dressing and salad separately for up to 8 hours.

Tips: No buttermilk? You can use buttermilk powder prepared according to package directions. Or make “sour milk”: mix 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar to 1 cup milk.

To remove the stem and strings at the same time from sugar snap peas, hold the stem between your thumb and index finger, snap and pull down.

Nutrition Facts

213 calories; 4.1 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 3 mg cholesterol; 182 mg sodium. 222 mg potassium; 35 g carbohydrates; 4.7 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 11.4 g protein; 977 IU vitamin a iu; 18 mg vitamin c; 24 mcg folate; 114 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 40 mg magnesium;

Reviews (1)

Read More Reviews
1 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Fabulous for the summer when everything is ripening and needing picking. Packs well for picnics and potluck suppers. I added some cut up cooked chicken for added protein for some diabetics in the house. Even the older ones enjoyed this. Read More