Salads and Vegetables: Salads: Fasta Pasta
Pasta salad gets the Recipe Makeover treatment. We shave off the calories, fat and carbs of traditional pasta salad in our version.
Per serving: 201 calories, 4g fat and 33g carbs.
Saves: 263 calories, 18g fat and 27g carbs.
Author: Recipe Makeover by CalorieKing
Date: January 10, 2012
Suggestions: This recipe can be served immediately or made in advance and refrigerated.
Serves: 4 person(s)
Yield: 4 x approx. 1-3/4 cup servings
Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins
Pasta salads can be loaded with oodles of fat and calories. Our makeover recipe replaces the high fat salad dressing with a smaller amount of low-fat dressing. We've also added color, fiber and nutrients with increased vegetables and fresh herbs.
| Recipe Makeover|
1 1/2 cup uncooked spiral pasta
1 1/2 cup sliced and halved zucchini squash
4 plum tomatoes, sliced
1 cup sliced mushrooms
2 Tbsp chopped onion
1/2 cup low-fat Italian salad dressing
3 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
1 Tbsp crumbled blue cheese
1 pinch of black pepper
| Traditional Recipe|
1 1/2 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
3 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 small bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 1/2 Tbsp pickle relish
1 1/2 cup regular Miracle Whip salad dressing (or equivalent)
3 Tbsp mustard
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
Cook pasta according to directions or until tender (about 8 to 10 minutes). Drain, rinse with cold water and drain again.
Place zucchini, tomatoes, mushrooms, and onion in large bowl. Add pasta and mix gently.
Combine salad dressing, basil, cheese, and black pepper in a blender. Pour over salad. Toss gently.
For more color use spiral vegetable pasta.
|Calories:||201 cals||464 cals|
|Kilojoules:||841 kJ||1,942 kJ|
|Fat||4.0 g||22.0 g|
|Carbohydrates||33.0 g||60.0 g|
|Protein||6.0 g||7.0 g|
|Cholesterol||4.0 mg||103.0 mg|
|Sodium||293 mg||713 mg|
|Saturated Fat||1.0 g||4.0 g|
|Fiber||2.0 g||1.0 g|
|Calcium||41.0 mg||36.0 mg|
|Total Sugars||4.8 g||27.4 g|