High Protein Pasta Salad

Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 box Banza pasta elbows, penne or wheels, cooked according to package directions and cooled to room temp.
  • 1 cup chopped raw broccoli
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped, any color
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1 small bag frozen shelled edamame beans, thawed OR 1 can great northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup cheese cubes, any flavor
  • 1 cup light Italian dressing

Make it

  1. In a large bowl, combine cooked pasta, vegetables, cheese and beans. Stir to mix evenly.
  2. Drizzle dressing over mixture; stir to combine.
  3. Serve or refrigerate for later.

Tip: for extra flavor, stir 1 to 2 tablespoons pesto sauce into the Italian dressing.


Approximate Nutrition Information Per Serving:

  • 276 calories
  • 13 g fat
  • 4 g saturated fat
  • 347 mg sodium
  • 28 g carbohydrate
  • 6 g fiber
  • 6 g sugar
  • 16 g protein
  • 416 mg potassium
  • 46% DV vitamin A
  • 66% DV vitamin C
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