This simple and easy pasta salad is a perfect side dish for whatever you do on the grill. It’s a great pasta salad for hot weather, but it also works well as an accessory for those winter meals.
Since this is a Weight Watcher favorite that’s the point friendly, but it is also delicious enough even if you do not count points
It’s a sneaky way to get kids to eat a healthy pasta salad or skeptics who will not eat anything they think is “diet” food
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5 oz whole wheat pasta (cooked and drained).
1 cup shredded carrots.
1 cup chopped red or green peppers.
1 cup bean sprouts.
1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes.
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese.
1/4 cup sliced green olives.
2 tablespoons lemon juice.
2 marinated artichoke hearts (chopped).
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper.
1/2 teaspoon salt.
4 teaspoons olive oil.
Cook and drain loop whole wheat pasta. You can also use whole wheat elbows or rotini if desired. If you do not serve this pasta once so keep cooked pasta in refrigerator until ready to mix with remaining ingredients.
Grate carrots, chop the red or green peppers (or use half of each if desired), notch cherry tomatoes, chop two marinated artichoke hearts.
PREP work can be done in advance and set aside in refrigerator.
In a large bowl combine all ingredients and mix until well blended.
This recipe makes 6 servings and 3 Weight Watcher points per serving (which is 1 1/4 cup for a serving size)
For a small zip add some sprinkles of hot sauce just before serving
This is a healthy alternative to the high-fat, high-calorie mayonnaise salads
This is best mixed and served immediately at room temperature
All prep work can be done in advance and stored in the refrigerator so it only should be discarded when they are ready to serve