Side Dishes

Very Veggie Pasta Salad

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Very Veggie Pasta Salad is a quick, simple and healthy side dish, lunch or snack recipe. No mayo means it's perfect for picnics, the lake, car trips & BBQ's.  It is best served best at room temperature as great accompaniment to anything your putting on the grill. 

1/2 box (approximately 6 oz.) whole wheat penne pasta,
12 oz. broccoli florets (approximately one head, chopped into florets)
1/2 bag (approximately 5 oz.) matchstick carrots (you can buy carrots and julienne them yourself or be lazy like me and just buy the precut bags at the store…your call)
1/2 cup light Italian dressing
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
1 tsp. crushed red pepper flake (more or less depending on preference)
sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste.
Cook pasta al-dente according to package instructions. Two minutes before the pasta is done throw the broccoli and carrots into the boiling water. Drain pasta and veggies reserving about a 1/2 cup of...
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Nutritions

Calories
545

Sodium
1362mg
56% DV

Fat
32g
50% DV

Protein
36g
72% DV

Carbs
25g
8% DV

Fiber
3g
15% DV