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Whole-Wheat Pasta/Cheese Salad Recipe

Whole-Wheat Pasta/Cheese Salad Recipe

This dish is perfect for those times when you're in the mood for "something different". Serve it as a salad or as a main course.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • SOY/GINGER DRESSING:
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced green onions
  • SALAD:
  • 8 ounces whole wheat macaroni or spiral pasta
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets, cooked tender-crisp, drained
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 8 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, cut in 1-1/2-inch x 1/4-inch strips

Directions

  • 1. In a large salad bowl, combine the soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, garlic and pepper sauce. Whisk in oil and green onions; set aside.
  • 2. Cook pasta in boiling water for 3-7 minutes; drain. In large bowl, combine the pasta, broccoli, red pepper and cheese. Drizzle with dressing; toss to coat. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 565 calories, 30 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 1,002 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 26 g protein.