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Chilled Bow Tie Pasta Salad

Chilled Bow Tie Pasta Salad

Jam-packed with veggies and perfectly seasoned with a homemade dressing, picnic fare doesn't get any better than this! Eat as an appetizer or light lunch or, if desired, add grilled chicken strips for a filling main dish.
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Ingredients

Preparation time:
50 minutes
Chilling time:
2 hours

Directions

Yield:
16 cups

Serving size:
1 cup

Rehydrate sun-dried tomatoes according to package directions, then chop tomatoes and place them in a large salad bowl. Add cooked pasta and sliced mushrooms; set aside. Fill a large saucepan half full with water and bring to a boil. Add snow peas and broccoli; boil 1 minute. Remove snow peas and broccoli with a slotted spoon and add to the pasta mixture. Sprinkle Feta cheese over pasta mixture; toss well; set aside.

Combine dressing ingredients in a jar, cover tightly, and shake well. Pour over pasta mixture and toss to coat. Chill at least 2 hours to allow flavors to blend. Toss well and garnish with shredded Parmesan cheese.

Note: If desired, add grilled chicken strips for a filling main dish.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 194 calories, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Protein: 7 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Sodium: 251 mg, Fiber: 2 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat. Carbohydrate choices: 2.

This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.

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