Sunday, July 27, 2008

Let's do it

There are certain recipes that you see once and then keep seeing over and over and over again. Pasta filled with fresh summer vegetables are everywhere right now. First I saw it here, then it was here, then she did it, then of course she had to go and make something bursting with garden veggies. So of COURSE I had to do it too.

I'm such a lemming, I have to do what the cool kids are doing. Plus, I love summer pastas. It's funny, I don't eat a ton of pasta in the fall and winter, but come summer I love the fresh tomatoes and pasta together. And pasta is hardly a summer dish. But when you serve it cold, with tons of fresh summer veggies bursting with flavor, it just screams summer. Maybe that's why everyone's making it.

Chicken and Pasta Salad
  • whole wheat spaghetti, cooked
  • 3 Tbsp nonfat yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp basil, chiffonade
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 breast of chicken cooked, shredded
  • 4 oz fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartereed
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  1. Combine yogurt, vinegar, basil, garlic, and pepper.
  2. Combine chicken, green beans, tomatoes, onion, and spaghetti.
  3. Top with dressing and toss together.
Serves 2.
Each serving has:
Calories 263.0
Total Fat 9.0 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g
Cholesterol 42.0 mg
Sodium 227.0 mg
Potassium 374.0 mg
Total Carbohydrate 27.0 g
Dietary Fiber 5.0 g
Sugars 2.0 g
Protein 18.0 g


  1. WOW this looks good!! I usually get quite stumped with pasta salad, but this is so creative!! I'm definitely saving the recipes. THANKS! :)

  2. Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated! Looks yummy...

  3. A delicious bowl of SLURPPP!!!!!

  4. i never think to make pasta salad, but this may just change my mind.

  5. I eat pasta all year round. Love it.

  6. I don't mind pasta - it's ok...for me just ok but...when you fill'er'up with all those veggies, it becomes something completely different and totally desirable.

  7. I've never seen anything like that with yogurt. I am intrigued. Looks yummy.

    I feel like a lemming myself since posting about the NY Times chocolate chip cookies. But I just had to.

  8. That pasta salad looks so delicious and refreshing! Wow, must have some now. I don't think I make pasta salad enough. I loved what you put in yours, the basil sounds so fab!

  9. Yeah, I've been craving the pasta tossed with summer veggies, lately, too!

  10. i'm not a big fan of cold pasta, but this does look quite delicious.