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Pasta Salad

large bowl of colorful pasta salad

Pasta salad is a classic cookout side dish with fresh flavor and colors. This whole grain pasta salad is also a great alternative to potato salad loaded with mayonnaise. To make it a healthier side dish or light entree, add garden vegetables.

Servings: 12

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 157
  • Fat: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 1mg
  • Sodium: 236mg
  • Carbohydrates: 29g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 6g



  1. In a large pot of boiling water, cook pasta until al dente. Drain in a colander and rinse with cool water. Set aside.
  2. In a skillet, cook mushroom strips in balsamic vinegar over medium heat until softened.
  3. Add the zucchini, squash and garlic and saute until vegetables are softened. Remove from heat, add remaining ingredients and toss.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the cooked pasta and the vegetable and toss to combine. Serve at room temperature.

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