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Garden Pasta Salad

June/July 2005, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008)

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This lightly dressed pasta salad gets lots of flavor from kalamata olives and basil. A colorful mix of diced bell pepper, shredded carrot and tomatoes adds vitamins and minerals. Serve on a crisp bed of greens. Toss in canned chunk light tuna, cooked chicken or flavored baked tofu to add protein and make it more substantial.



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"Now I`m eating this salad! I didn`t thought that healthly food can be so delicious!5 stars. "

21 Reviews for Garden Pasta Salad

12/06/2011
Anonymous
Quick, easy, delicious

I agree with other posters that a few extra seasonings really take this recipe up a notch. The creamy sauce is delicious, and you're flexible to sub whatever veggies you have on hand.

Like other posters, used black olives instead of kalamata, and added a bit of feta cheese, crushed red pepper, and oregano. Left out the tomatoes (can't stand 'em!), and served with Ellie Krieger's recipe for zucchini crisps on the side. Used a little more pasta than called for, but did not change the amounts called for in the sauce (yougurt, mayo, etc.) and it was still deliciously creamy. Made enough for 5 servings, so it's perfect for a light dinner with lunch for the next day!

Easy weeknight dinner
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05/03/2011
Garden Pata Salad

I found this to be bland and so took other reviewers suggestions and added some italian dressing and feta. Still needs something, maybe raisins or grapes and some chopped nuts. That said it was very fresh and healthy tasting.

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11/09/2010

Now I`m eating this salad! I didn`t thought that healthly food can be so delicious!5 stars.

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09/27/2010

Very tasty and simple to make. My husband likes it too!

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09/01/2010

Perfect quick lunch! I made this on Sunday and had it for lunch for the next five days. It kept well and the veggies didn't get soggy. I used black olives instead of kalamata and sprinkled it with grated parmesan and I didn't serve it over greens. I would definitely make this again.

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