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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • What's for dinner: Tricolor pasta salad

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  • Ingredients
    • 1 package (16 ounces) tricolor spiral pasta
    • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen California-blend vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower and carrots)
    • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
    • 1 to 1-1/3 cups Italian salad dressing
    • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt, optional
    Directions
    • Cook the pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, place vegetables in a microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave at 50% power for 5-1/2 to 6-1/2 minutes or until thawed; drain. Drain pasta and rinse in cold water. In a bowl, combine the pasta, vegetables and olives.
    • Combine salad dressing and garlic salt if desired; pour over salad and toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 6-8 servings.
    Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 345 calories, 13 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 599 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 9 g protein.  

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