Broccoli and Feta Pasta Salad

Makes: 6 servings
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients
Dressing
• 1 clove garlic, minced
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 cup buttermilk
• 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
• 3 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano, or 1 tablespoon dried
• 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar

Pasta Salad
• 8 ounces (about 3 cups) whole-wheat fusilli
• 2 cups chopped broccoli
• 1 3/4 cups halved grape or cherry tomatoes
• 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed
• 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
• Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions
1. To prepare dressing: Mash garlic and salt in a medium bowl with the back of a spoon into a chunky paste. Add buttermilk, mayonnaise, oregano and vinegar; whisk until combined.
2. To prepare pasta salad: Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water according to package directions. Drain, transfer to a large bowl and let cool. Add broccoli, tomatoes, chickpeas, feta, pepper and the dressing; toss to coat.

Nutritional Information:

Serving Size 6 servings in recipe
Calories 264
Total carbohydrates 44 g
Dietary fiber 6 g
Sodium 457 mg
Saturated fat 2 g
Total fat 6 g
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 14 mg
Protein 11 g
Monounsaturated fat 1 g
Sugars 4 g

 

Recipe and image courtesy of EatingWell.com

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