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Pasta Salad

Makes about 8 1-cup servings

This fat-free pasta is delicious hot or cold. It is prepared with water-packed artichokes, which are available in most supermarkets.

2 cups dry pasta spirals
6 sun-dried tomatoes
1/2 cup boiling water
1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 15-ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1 15-ounce can dark kidney beans, drained
1 cup fat-free Italian salad dressing

Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water, drain, and place in a large bowl. Soften tomatoes by soaking them in 1/2 cup boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes. Drain and chop. Add to pasta along with remaining ingredients. Toss to mix.

Per 1-cup serving

  • Calories: 210
  • Fat: 1.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.3 g
  • Calories from Fat: 5.7%
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Protein: 9.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 40.9 g
  • Sugar: 4.7 g
  • Fiber: 6.2 g
  • Sodium: 532 mg
  • Calcium: 52 mg
  • Iron: 2.8 mg
  • Vitamin C: 22.2 mg
  • Beta Carotene: 345 mcg
  • Vitamin E: 0.5 mg

Source: Turn Off the Fat Genes by Neal D. Barnard, M.D.; recipe by Jennifer Raymond M.S., R.D.