Wow-y Maui Pasta Salad
By 30 Minutes or Less
This sweet and colorful side dish is a great addition to any spring or summer party!

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  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
Category: Salads
Serves: 4
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 1/2
Think Variety; Think Color: Yellow/Orange, Green

Ingredients

2 cups (8 oz) whole wheat rotini (spiral) pasta

1 cup fresh snow peapods, sliced thinly on an angle (julienned) 

1/2 cup cucumber, peeled and diced

1/4 cup carrots, peeled and diced

1 cup fresh pineapple chunks 

1/2 cup plain yogurt, fat-free 

1 Tbsp fresh chives, rinsed and chopped

1 Tbsp fresh parsley, rinsed and chopped 

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper 

Directions

  1. In a 4-quart saucepan, bring 3 cups of water to a boil over high heat. Add pasta an cook until tender (about 8 minutes). Drain, cool, and set aside.
  2. In the meantime, place peapods in a microwave dish, add enough water to keep moist, and microwave for 1-2 minutes, or until warm.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients together in separate bowl and toss gently.
  4. Add cooked pasta and peapods and toss to coat the pasta.
  5. Serve immediately or refrigerate for later use.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    230
  • Carbohydrates:    51g
  • Total Fat:    0g
  • Cholesterol:    0mg
  • Saturated Fat:   0g
  • Dietary Fiber:    6g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    0%
  • Sodium:    180 mg
  • Protein:    8g
  • Recipe Credit
  • Recipe courtesy of Keep the Beat™, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

 

 

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