Summer Pasta Salad

Summer Pasta Salad IMAGE Author: Canadian Living Credits: Summer Pasta Salad IMAGE

Serve this light summery salad with crispy, homemade Parmesan Breadsticks (see recipe below).

  • Portion size 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fusilli pasta
  • 2 cups sugar snap peas trimmed
  • 2 cups snow peas trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 oz thinly sliced smoked turkey cut_in strips
  • 4 oz thinly sliced smoked chicken cut_in strips
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups fresh basil chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup pine nut toasted

Method

In large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta for 4 minutes. Add peas; cook until pasta is tender but firm, about 2 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water; drain and transfer to serving bowl. Sprinkle with oil, salt and pepper; toss to coat.

Add turkey, tomatoes, basil and cheese; toss to combine. Garnish with pine nuts.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 706 mg
  • Protein 25 g
  • Calories 514.0
  • Total fat 19 g
  • Cholesterol 31 mg
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total carbohydrate 62 g

%RDI

  • Iron 31.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 65.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 23.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 7.0
  • Vitamin C 58.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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