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Tangy Crisp Vegetable and Pasta Salad

Tangy Crisp Vegetable and Pasta Salad

32 Ratings
32 Ratings
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Makes: 6 servings
Total Cost: $$$$

Use your favorite pasta and veggies to make this salad a family favorite. Make a day ahead and allow to chill in the refrigerator overight so the flavors blend.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pasta, uncooked (such as shells, macaroni, etc)
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cucumber (medium, peeled, seeded, and coarsely chopped)
  • 1/2 carrot (medium, thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 tomato (medium, coarsely chopped)
  • 1/4 green pepper (coarsely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup broccoli florets (coarsely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup radishes (thinly sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons onion, green or red (coarsely chopped)

Directions

1. Wash your hands and work area.

2. Cook pasta according to package directions but do not add salt to cooking water. Drain, rinse with cool water, and drain again.

3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine vinegar, sugar, salt, garlic powder and black pepper. Stir and heat over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, but do not boil. Let cool.

4. Rinse, drain, and chop remaining ingredients. Combine in a shallow container, such as an 8x8 inch pan.

5. Add cooked pasta, and vinegar mixture. Mix gently.

6. Cover and refrigerate overnight to allow flavors to blend.

7. Serve cold using a slotted spoon.

8. Cover and refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Source: Kansas State University Research and Extension, Fix it Fresh! Recipe Series

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe (77g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 69
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 11 mg
Carbohydrates 15 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 6 g
Added Sugars included 4 g
Protein 2 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 15 mg
Iron 1 mg
Potassium 143 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 69
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Linoleic Acid 0 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrates 15 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 6 g
Added Sugars included 4 g
Protein 2 g
Minerals
Calcium 15 mg
Potassium 143 mg
Sodium 11 mg
Copper 61 mcg
Iron 1 mg
Magnesium 12 mg
Phosphorus 32 mg
Selenium 7 mcg
Zinc 0 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 51 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.1 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 15 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Vitamin K 9 mcg
Folate 41 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.1 mg
Riboflavin 0.1 mg
Niacin 1 mg
Choline 6 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 1/2 cups
Grains 1/2 ounces

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