Creamy Pasta Salad – Homemade Recipe

Ingredients:

8oz whole wheat pasta

2 medium cucumbers, diced

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 cup broccoli, chopped

1 small red onion, diced

1 3-4oz can sliced black olives,drained

1/2 cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt

1/4 cup reduced fat mayonnaise (I used Vegenaise)

1 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp white vinegar

Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions:

Cook pasta according to package directions. Right before removing the pasta from the heat, add broccoli to the water, and cook for about 45 seconds. Drain pasta and broccoli, and rinse well with cold water.

Place pasta and broccoli in a large bowl and add in bell pepper, onions, cucumber and black olives. Toss to combine.

In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, mayo, sugar, vinegar and salt & pepper. Pour over pasta salad and toss well to coat. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 15 minute(s)

Diet type: Vegetarian

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat

Number of servings (yield): 6

Culinary tradition: USA (Southern)

Calories: 2315

Fat: 6g

Protein: 8g

Entire recipe makes 6 servings

Serving size is about 1 cup

Each serving = 7 Smart Points/6 Points +

PER SERVING:

215calories; 6g fat; 1g saturated fat; 37g carbohydrate; 6g sugar; 8g protein; 6g fiber