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Colorful Pasta Salad

The colorful side dish shared by Mary Tallman of Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin features sweet pineapple, crunchy vegetables and refreshing cilantro in a tangy dressing with pasta. It requires just 15 minutes of prep time, so it’s perfect for a quick lunch or on-the-go dinner.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked tricolor spiral pasta
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup fresh snow peas, halved
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced carrot
  • 1/2 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup Italian salad dressing

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, drain pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup juice. In a large bowl, combine the pineapple, snow peas, carrot, cucumber and reserved pineapple juice.
  • Drain pasta and rinse with cold water. Add to pineapple mixture. Sprinkle with cilantro. Drizzle with salad dressing and toss to coat. Chill until serving.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 120 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 153mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fruit.

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  • kimspacc
    Jul 15, 2015

    I substituted canned mango for the pineapple, and it was surprisingly good! What a unique twist on traditional pasta salad.

  • sbuffman
    Jul 29, 2007

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