Sunday, May 13, 2012

Veggie Pasta Salad

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mommies out there!! I've had a blessed weekend so far!  My mom graduated college on Friday night and we had a blast at her graduation party last night!  Yesterday day we spent the morning with my 89 yr old mother in law who is beyond precious!  Her wish was for all her kids (she has a lot) come to her church service so we packed our family up and spent the morning and early afternoon with my in laws.  I love my in laws...they are such a great group of people!

And since it was mother's day weekend there was, of course, a pot luck!!!  We were not able to attend BUT I was asked to bring a pasta salad.  I found this one on SparkPeople yesterday and decided to make it.  It was a good pasta salad and it CAN be made Gluten free is you use gluten free noodles.  This one is a great recipe for a summer's light and good for you!  


1 box of Rotini pasta (Gluten Free if you choose)
4 cups Fresh Broccoli, bit size pieces
1 6oz can of whole Black Olives, drained
1/4 Red onion, chopped
1 Sweet Red Bell Pepper, sliced
3/4 cup Lite Newman's Own Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
4 Tbsp Lemon Juice Fresh (juice of 1 whole lemons)
3 Tbsp Fresh Parsley
1 Tbsp Lemon Pepper
3-6 Fresh Basil Leaves (rolled and sliced thin)


Cook rotini according to package directions.

Drain and rinse and pour into large bowl.  Add all other ingredients, stirring after the addition of each one.

Pour into large plastic container and refrigerate for at least 2 hours so that ll the flavors incorporate.

Number of Servicing - 8

Nutrition Info:
Calories: 226.7
Fat: 3.78g
Carbs: 43.4 g
Protein: 7.4 g

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