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Garden Bow Tie Salad

 Garden Bow Tie Salad
Originally a vegetable dish, I added pasta for family gatherings and church potlucks. Try adding sliced mushrooms and diced tomatoes before serving. — Barbara Burks, Huntsville, Alabama
24 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1 medium yellow summer squash
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper
  • 1 medium green pepper
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 3 cups fresh cauliflowerets
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 packages Italian salad dressing mix
  • 4-1/2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Wash the first five ingredients but do not dry; chop and transfer to
  • a large bowl. Add remaining vegetables. Sprinkle with dry dressing
  • mix; toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, 4-6 hours or overnight.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; rinse with cold
  • water. Add to vegetable mixture. In a small bowl, whisk remaining
  • ingredients. Add to salad; toss to coat.
  • Yield: 24 servings (3/4 cup each).

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Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 89 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 296 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.