Crunchy colorful vegetables are the highlight of this soutwestern-inspired pasta salad, which can be served at room temperature or chilled. The creamy dressing is made with spinach, cilantro and almonds, and has a touch of zesty crushed red pepper--be prepared for a flavor explosion in every bite!

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Recipe Summary

active:
30 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • For dressing, combine fresh spinach, cilantro, almonds, water, oil, salt, crushed red pepper, and ground pepper in a blender or food processor. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Add sour cream. Cover and blend or process just until combined. Set aside.

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  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta and rinse with cold water; drain again. Transfer to a large bowl. Add jicama, zucchini, bell pepper, corn, and radishes. Add dressing; toss gently to coat.

  • Serve immediately or cover and chill for up to 24 hours. If chilled, stir before serving.

Nutrition Facts

130 calories; protein 5g 10% DV; carbohydrates 18.2g 6% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 2.5g 10% DV; sugars 1.4g; fat 4.6g 7% DV; saturated fat 0.8g 4% DV; cholesterol 2.8mg 1% DV; vitamin a iu 1460.5IU 29% DV; vitamin c 29.8mg 50% DV; folate 33.8mcg 8% DV; calcium 40.4mg 4% DV; iron 1.4mg 8% DV; magnesium 18.4mg 7% DV; potassium 170.7mg 5% DV; sodium 219.3mg 9% DV.