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
872
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
57g
81%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Carbohydrate, by difference
37g
28%
Protein
57g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
26µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
169mg
17%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
11µg
3%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
33mg
10%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
847mg
100%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
285mg
19%
Water
48g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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.