Veggie Lovers’ Pasta Salad Recipe

Veggie Lovers’ Pasta Salad Recipe

How To Make Veggie Lovers’ Pasta Salad

Tossed with white balsamisc vinaigrette, this pasta salad recipe works with a different types of vegetables. It’s easy to make and bursting with flavors!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 12ozdry pasta
  • 3tbspolive oil
  • 1zucchinicut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3cupsbroccoli floretschopped
  • 2bell peppers cored and diced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1cupcherry or grape tomatoeshalved
  • 3clovesgarlicpeeled and minced
  • salt and pepperto taste
  • 1/2small red onionpeeled and thinly-sliced
  • 1/2cupwhite balsamic vinaigrette
  • Parmesan cheesegrated, optional

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta in a large stockpot of generously-salted water al dente according to package directions. Drain pasta and rinse under cold water for about 20 to 30 seconds until no longer hot.  Set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, as your pasta water is heating and then your pasta is cooking, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat.  

  3. Add the zucchini and broccoli florets and saute for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the remaining oil, then add the bell peppers, tomatoes, garlic, and a few generous pinches of salt and pepper, and stir to combine.

  4. Continue sauteing for 4 to 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are cooked to your desired level of doneness.

  5. Stir in the red onion and saute for 1 more minute.

  6. Once the veggies and the pasta are all cooked, add them together in the large stockpot and drizzle with the vinaigrette.

  7. Toss until the pasta and veggies are evenly coated with the vinaigrette, then top with extra Parmesan if you’d like.

  8. Serve immediately, or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 322.79kcal
  • Fat: 8.98g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.30g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.39g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.62g
  • Carbohydrates: 54.07g
  • Fiber: 3.69g
  • Sugar: 6.09g
  • Protein: 9.76g
  • Sodium: 521.19mg
  • Calcium: 48.37mg
  • Potassium: 506.59mg
  • Iron: 1.61mg
  • Vitamin A: 131.22µg
  • Vitamin C: 95.11mg
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