Tuesday Try A New Taste – Springtime Pasta Salad

April 13, 2010 at 9:19 am (Beltane, Cooking, Magic, pagan, Recipe, Tuesday, Vegetarian, Witch)

Springtime Pasta Salad
From the National Pasta Association


  • 16 ozs spaghetti, thin – cooked
  • 1 ½ c frozen broccoli cuts – thawed and cooked
  • ½ c onions – chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic – chopped fine
  • 2 c frozen green peas – thawed
  • ½ c bell peppers – chopped
  • 8 ozs mushrooms – sliced
  • ¼ c parsley

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsps white vinegar
  • 3 tbsps lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp prepared mustard
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsps salt
  • ½ tsp basil
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

Prepare spaghetti according to package directions; drain. In a large pot, cook broccoli in boiling water until crisp yet tender, about 4 minutes. Drain and add to pasta. Add onions, garlic, peas, bell peppers, mushrooms, and parsley to pasta. To prepare dressing, combine vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, oil, salt, basil, oregano, thyme, black pepper, and cayenne pepper in a mixing bowl. Pour dressing over pasta mixture and toss gently until well mixed.

Per serving: 276 Calories;
2 g Fat (7% calories from fat);
11 g Protein;
53 g. Carbohydrate;
0 mg Cholesterol;
660 mg Sodium
Serves: 8

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