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Rainbow Veggie Salad

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 30 min total time
  • 12 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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Crunchy fresh vegetables, cooked ham, a quick mayo dressing with subtle seasonings and lemon--this pasta salad is tops without a lot of cooking.

Ingredients

Salad

1 1/2
cups uncooked rainbow or plain rotini pasta (4 1/2 oz)
2
cups cubed cooked ham (about 3/4 lb)
1
cup thinly sliced carrots (2 medium)
1/2
cup thinly sliced radishes (4 medium)
1/4
cup sliced green onions (4 medium)
1
large cucumber, cut in half lengthwise, sliced
1
tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Dressing

3/4
cup reduced-fat mayonnaise or salad dressing
1
tablespoon sugar
2
tablespoons lemon juice
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper

Steps

  • 1 Cook pasta as directed on package. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix remaining salad ingredients. In small bowl, mix dressing ingredients until well blended.
  • 3 Gently stir cooled cooked pasta into salad. Pour dressing over salad; stir gently to coat. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving time.
  • 1 Cook pasta as directed on package. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix remaining salad ingredients. In small bowl, mix dressing ingredients until well blended.
  • 3 Gently stir cooled cooked pasta into salad. Pour dressing over salad; stir gently to coat. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving time.

Expert Tips

To serve as a side salad (as shown on cover), omit ham and serve as a side salad. Line bowl with leaf lettuce.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
22%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
1160mg
48%
Total Carbohydrate
26g
9%
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
Sugars
6g
6%
Protein
14g
14%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%
80%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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