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Wow-y Maui Pasta Salad

Try this flavorful side dish with the Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken—or it's perfect for a summer party!

Recipe Source: Deliciously Healthy Family Meals
Prep time Cook time Yields Serving Size
15 minutes 15 minutes 4 servings 2 C pasta salad

Ingredients

2 C dry whole-wheat rotini (spiral) pasta (8 oz)

1 C fresh or frozen snow peapods, sliced thinly on an angle (julienned)

½ C cucumber, peeled and diced

¼ C carrots, peeled and diced

1 can (8 oz) pineapple chunks in juice, diced; set aside ¼ C juice

½ C fat-free plain yogurt

1 Tbsp fresh chives, rinsed, dried, and chopped (or 1 tsp dried)

1 Tbsp fresh parsley, rinsed, dried, and chopped (or 1 tsp dried)

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp ground black pepper

calories 273
Total fat 2 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 1 mg
Sodium 171 mg
Total fiber 7 g
Protein 10 g
Carbohydrates 56 g
Potassium 207 mg
Vitamin A 35%
Vitamin C 50%
Calcium 8%
Iron 6%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Directions

  • 1
    In a 4-quart saucepan, bring 3 quarts of water to a boil over high heat. Add pasta, and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain, cool, and set aside.

  • 2
    In the meantime, place peapods in a microwavable dish, add enough water to keep moist, and microwave for 1–2 minutes, or until warm.

  • 3
    Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients together in a separate bowl, and toss gently.

  • 4
    Add cooked pasta and peapods, and toss gently to coat the pasta.

  • 5
    Serve immediately, or refrigerate for later use.

Chefs in Training This is a great recipe for older children to make themselves.  Younger children can help peel the cucumber and carrots.

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