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Whole-Wheat Pasta/Cheese Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 26, 2022
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.


  • 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


  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.

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