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Farmer's Market Pasta Salad

Farmer's Market Pasta Salad

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Feel free to add or substitute ingredients to incorporate the items you find this weekend at your farmer’s market.

Ingredients
  • 8 cups
    whole wheat blend pasta, cooked, drained (rotini or penne)
  • 1/2 cup
    pesto, (fresh or frozen pesto from the supermarket)
  • 2 large
    ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup
    bell pepper, finely diced (use yellow, red, or orange for a color contrast)
  • 1/4 cup
    pine nuts* (toasted), optional
  • 3 cups
    in-season veggies, (zucchini or carrot slices, broccoli or cauliflower florets, green beans, or whatever veggie looks good) lightly cooked and cooled
Instructions
  1. Add pasta to large serving bowl along with the pesto, diced tomato, bell pepper, and in-season vegetables. Toss to blend well.
  2. Sprinkle the toasted pine nuts over the top if desired and serve. If not serving immediately, cover well and keep refrigerated until needed.
Tip

*To toast pine nuts, just add to small nonstick frying pan and cook over medium-low heat, stirring often, until they are lightly brown.

Nutritional Information

Makes: 6 servings
  • Calories370
  • Protein16 g
  • Carbohydrates58 g
    • Dietary fiber6-10 g
  • Fat11 g
    • Saturated fat2.5 g
  • Cholesterol6 mg
  • Sodium171 mg
  • Calories from Fat25%
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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