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It's Spring Pasta Salad

Per Serving

It's Spring Pasta Salad

Makes: 8
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Calories 165
Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 20 g
Fiber 3 g
Sugars 3 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Sodium 215 mg (without added salt)
Protein 6 g
Choices: Starch 1, Vegetable 1, Fat 1.5
  • Makes: 8
  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

Vinaigrette
2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 garlic clove, finely minced or crushed, almost to a paste
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
pinch sugar
2 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Salad
1 package (9 oz.) fresh or frozen cheese tortellini
2 large carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
2 plum tomatoes, diced
1 cup frozen green peas, thawed
1/3 cup finely chopped red onion

Directions

  1. Boil the water for the pasta and prepare the vinaigrette. Whisk together the vinegar, garlic, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, and sugar. In a thin stream, slowly add the olive oil, whisking constantly. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Cook the tortellini in boiling water for about 6 minutes (or per instructions on the package). Drain well.
  3. Add the pasta to a bowl, and add the carrots, tomatoes, peas, and red onion. Pour the dressing over the pasta and vegetables, tossing gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.
 
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