Summer Pasta Salad

Summer Pasta Salad
Staff Writer
Summer Pasta Salad

Tyler Sullivan

Summer Pasta Salad

This recipe started as an experiment, but ended as a favorite that will be on my go-to list this summer. The cool flavors complement each other and create a not-too-heavy pasta salad that is perfect as a side or as a meal.

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4
Servings
469
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2  Cups  packed cooked farfalle
  • 6  Tablespoons  Greek yogurt
  • 1/2  avocado, peeled, pitted, and mashed
  • 1  Cup  cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/4  Cup  sunflower seeds
  • 3  Ounces  feta, crumbled

Directions

In a large bowl, mix together the pasta, Greek yogurt, and avocado. Next, add the tomatoes, sunflower seeds, and feta. Chill in the refrigerator for as long as desired. Serve and enjoy.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
29g
41%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
13g
54%
Cholesterol
138mg
46%
Carbohydrate, by difference
14g
11%
Protein
37g
80%
Vitamin A, RAE
40µg
6%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
16mg
21%
Calcium, Ca
202mg
20%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
12µg
3%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
60mg
19%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
318mg
45%
Selenium, Se
13µg
24%
Sodium, Na
368mg
25%
Water
82g
3%
Zinc, Zn
7mg
88%

Summer Shopping Tip

As an alternative to sugary, salty, processed foods, try shopping for fruits and vegetables that are in season.

Summer Cooking Tip

For a healthier alternative, substitute honey or molasses for sugar in baking recipes, and use a 3:1 blend of canola oil to olive oil instead of butter when cooking over the flame.