Vegetable Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is easy-to-prepare and loaded with vegetables. Use any vegetables you like and add beans or cubes of cooked chicken to make a nutritious meal.
Serves 8
WIC Food Count 5+
Calories 215
Protein 6.4g
Carbohydrate 30.6g
Fat 7.7g
Sodium 55.4mg
Fiber 3.9g
Calcium 22.2mg
Iron 1.7mg

Ingredients

8 ounces whole-wheat pasta, uncooked (or about 4 cups cooked)

4 cups chopped vegetables (such as 1 cup cucumber, 1 cup bell pepper, ½ cup corn, 1 cup tomatoes, ½ cup green onions)

1 cup canned kidney or black beans

3 tablespoons red wine vinegar

4 tablespoons olive or canola oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. Cook pasta according to directions, drain.
  2. Whisk together vinegar and oil.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and gently mix to combine.
  4. Chill and serve.

Recipe and Image credit: Texaswic.org


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