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Wow-y Maui Pasta Salad

This sweet and colorful side dish is a great addition to any spring or summer party! See All Quick, Healthy Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less : Fruits & Vegetables : Fruits And Veggies More Matters.org
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • 2 cups (8 oz) whole wheat rotini (spiral) pasta
  • 1 cup fresh snow peapods, sliced thinly on an angle (julienned)
  • ½ cup cucumber, peeled and diced
  • ¼ cup carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • ½ cup plain yogurt, fat-free
  • 1 Tbsp fresh chives, rinsed and chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, rinsed and chopped
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
In a 4-quart saucepan, bring 3 cups of water to a boil over high heat. Add pasta an cook until tender (about 8 minutes). Drain, cool, and set aside. In the meantime, place peapods in a microwave dish, add enough water to keep moist, and microwave for 1-2 minutes, or until warm. Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients together in separate bowl and toss gently. Add cooked pasta and peapods and toss to coat the pasta. Serve immediately or refrigerate for later use.
 
Serves: 4
 
½ Cups of Fruits and Vegetables per Serving
 
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Nutrition Information per Serving:
Calories: 230
Total Fat: 0g
Saturated Fat: 0g
% of Calories from Fat: 0%
% Calories from Sat Fat: 0%
Protein: 8g
Carbohydrates: 51g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Dietary Fiber: 6g
Sodium: 180mg
 
Each serving provides: An excellent source of vitamins C and K, fiber, iron and manganese.

Recipe courtesy of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
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