Lighten up classic pasta salad by opting for multigrain pasta, oodles of veggies and a low-calorie homemade yogurt dressing.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Jason Donnelly

Recipe Summary

chill:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 25 mins
prep:
25 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan cook macaroni according to package directions, adding broccoli and pea pods for the last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain pasta mixture. Rinse with cold water; drain again. In a large bowl combine pasta mixture, sweet peppers, and green onions.

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  • For dressing, in a small bowl whisk together yogurt, mayonnaise, basil, 2 tablespoons milk, the garlic, lemon peel, salt, and black pepper.

  • Pour dressing over pasta mixture. If desired, add chopped eggs. Toss lightly to coat. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours. Before serving, if necessary to moisten, stir in additional milk, 1 tablespoon at a time.

Nutrition Facts

114 calories; fat 4g; cholesterol 4mg; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 16g; insoluble fiber 2g; sugars 3g; protein 5g; vitamin a 243IU; vitamin c 50.2mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 48.4mcg; vitamin b12 0.2mcg; sodium 160mg; potassium 165mg; calcium 70.7mg; iron 0.9mg.
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