Salads

Cindy’s Italian Pasta Salad with Vinaigrette Dressing

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I’m excited to share with you this easy pasta recipe. It’s a cold pasta salad with a light vinaigrette dressing. Perfect for a spring or summer salad. It’s light. It’s savory. Its flavorful. It’s insanely delicious. It’s chock full of veggies. And it’s good for you! It’s hard to imagine something so delicious being good for you. But it is.

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Vinaigrette Dressing:

½ cup white vinegar
¼ cup olive oil
1½ to 2 teaspoons McCormick’s Hot Shot Pepper
1½ teaspoons garlic powder
1½ teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 teaspoons Shirley J’s Pizza & Pasta Seasoning

Pasta:

16 ounces uncooked bow tie, multi-colored spiral or rotini pasta, cooked and drained
4-5 cups assorted chopped vegetables (artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes or tomatoes, black olives, red onion, cucumber, shredded carrots, zucchini, mushrooms, green pepper, etc.)
1 cup cubed Cheddar or mozzarella cheese (optional)
Pepperoni slices (optional)
In a large bowl, whisk together all ingredients for vinaigrette dressing. Add desired chopped vegetables to the vinaigrette and toss. Set aside and allow to marinate while cooking the pasta according to...
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Nutritions

Calories
209

Sodium
1073mg
44% DV

Fat
13g
21% DV

Protein
7g
15% DV

Carbs
15g
5% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV

Rich and fudgy, this easy Chocolate Zucchini Bread is the perfect cross between a chocolate pound cake, brownies, and a classic loaf of zucchini bread! It's moist and tender thanks to sour cream in the batter, and studded with miniature chocolate chips for even more decadent flavor. Serve a couple of slices of double chocolate zucchini bread for breakfast or brunch with a cup of coffee, for an afternoon snack with a glass of milk, or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delicious dessert.

1 c sugar
1/2 c sour cream
1/2 c vegetable oil
1/3 c milk
2 eggs
2 t vanilla extract
2 c all purpose flour
1/2 c unsweetened cocoa powder
1 (½ t) baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 c shredded zucchini ( patted dry )
12 slices
  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease a deep 8 ½ x 4 ½ -inch or a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, sour cream, oil and milk. Whisk in eggs and...
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Nutritions

Calories
2644

Sodium
2217mg
92% DV

Fat
59g
92% DV

Protein
87g
175% DV

Carbs
458g
155% DV

Fiber
50g
202% DV