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Primavera Pasta Salad


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  • 3 1/2 cups uncooked bow-tie (farfalle) pasta (9 oz)
  • 2 cups fresh snow pea pods (12 oz), strings removed
  • 2 large red bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces (2 cups)
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced (1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (2 oz)
  • 1 cup creamy Parmesan dressing
  • 2 tablespoons milk


Servings 14
Adapted from


Step 1

1. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package, adding pea pods for last minute of cooking. Rinse with cold water; drain.

2. In very large (4-quart) bowl, mix bell peppers, carrots, basil and cheese. In small bowl, mix dressing and milk with wire whisk. Add dressing mixture, pasta and pea pods to bell pepper mixture; toss to coat.

*Health Twist
Look for low-fat or fat-free salad dressing. If you can't find the Parmesan flavor with less fat, look for low-fat creamy Italian.

Nutrition Information:
1 Serving: Calories 180 (Calories from Fat 80); Total Fat 9g (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 10mg; Sodium 310mg; Total Carbohydrate 19g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 3g); Protein 5g


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