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Healthy Creamy Pasta Salad Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Tami Brost

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 lb. curly-shaped pasta (such as fusilli or gemelli)
1 lb. cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup frozen/thawed green peas
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1 3 to 4 oz. can sliced black olives
3 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh chives
3 Tbsp. chopped fresh dill
1/3 cup mayonnaise (sub sour cream or whole-milk Greek yogurt)
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp. lemon zest, plus 3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder (optional)

Directions:
Directions:
Cook pasta in a large pot of salted water until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water. Transfer to a large bowl.
While the pasta cooks, prepare the dressing by combining mayonnaise, olive oil, lemon zest and juice, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a small bowl. Stir with a whisk until smooth.
To the bowl with pasta, add remaining pasta salad ingredients: tomatoes, green peas, red onion, celery, olives, chives, and dill. Pour dressing overtop and toss to combine. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until later use.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
10
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
15 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Calories: 330 calories per serving. Serving size 3/4 cup.

This pasta salad can be made up to 3 days in advance, however will need to be dressed twice. (The noodles will soak up some of the dressing after being refrigerated). Prepare another HALF batch of dressing to mix in right before serving.

 

 

 

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