Sweet Pea Pasta Salad

standard May 20, 2015 Leave a response

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School is almost out. Summer humidity is already in the air. And weekends are for outdoor potlucks with friends and neighbors. This veggie-filled pasta salad is a perfect side dish for any outdoor gathering. Heavy on the veggies, light and bright on the flavors, this dish goes great with grilled veggie burgers, watermelon, and sunshine. And with the unofficial start to summer around the corner, you will want this recipe on your picnic table!

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Sweet Pea Pasta Salad

Serving Size: Serves 6

Calories per serving: 287 kcal

Sweet Pea Pasta Salad

This veggie-filled pasta salad is a must-have side dish for any outdoor gathering. Full of crisp snap peas, bright lemon and parsley, and protein-rich pasta, this dish is a sweet accompaniment to any al fresco meal.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz quinoa pasta
  • 1 c snap peas
  • 1/2 c carrots, diced
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 c cooked chickpeas
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 1/4 c apple cider vinegar
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 2 T coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 T fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 T fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cool water.
  2. Dice veggies into even-sized pieces (about 1/2 inch depending on size of pasta). Combine veggies in a large bowl. Add pasta.
  3. Whisk olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, salt, pepper, and oregano until sugar dissolves. Toss dressing with salad. Add basil and parsley and toss again.
  4. Serve warm or chilled.
http://www.neatandnutritious.com/sweet-pea-pasta-salad/

Nutrition:

Per serving: 287 kcal, 49 g carbs, 10 g fat, 6 g protein, 310 mg sodium, 7 g sugar

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