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Salads and Dressings: Broccoli Pasta Salad


8 oz. package whole wheat spaghetti noodles
1/2 red onion, sliced or coarsely chopped (optional)
1 lb. broccoli, cut into small spears
3/4 C. low fat Italian dressing or red wine & olive oil dressing or a favorite vinaigrette dressing


Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente. Cut up broccoli, place in colander. When pasta is done, pour into colander over broccoli; leave in colander 3 minutes to steam broccoli. Pour pasta and broccoli into large serving bowl. Cool in refrigerator 30 minutes. Add onions, if desired. Pour 1/4 of salad dressing over and stir. Continue to add salad dressing and stir, until pasta and broccoli is coated as desired.

Serves: 6

Exchanges or food group servings: 1 1/2 STARCH, 1 VEG, 1 FAT

Nutrients per serving: CALS 172; PROTEIN 7.6g; CARBS 33g; FIBER 6.9g; TOT FAT 1.9g; SAT FAT 0.1g; SODIUM 319mg

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