Summer Pasta Salad with Vinaigrette (Medium Potassium with traditional pasta and still lots of veggies)

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Course Side Dish
Servings 6
Calories 504.68 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • For the Dressing:
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • For the Salad:
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 large carrots diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper diced (about 1 cup)
  • 4 stalks of celery chopped about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 head of broccoli blanched for 3 minutes and then cooled and chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 small red onion diced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 pound cooked and cooled white elbow pasta or pasta shape of choice, unenriched

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl or jar with tight fitting lid place the oregano, garlic, salt and vinegar. Whisk or shake until well combined. Add the olive oil and whisk or shake again until well combined. The dressing will naturally settle as it sits, so give it a good whisk or shake before serving.
  • In a large bowl combine the cooked pasta, tomatoes, carrots, celery, bell pepper, broccoli, red onion, parsley and basil. Pour over the dressing and stir to combine. Let sit at least 30 minutes for the dressing to absorb and the flavors to combine. Serve at room temperature.

Notes

To make a meal add beans or chicken.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 504.68kcalCarbohydrates: 63.68gProtein: 12.45gFat: 22.19gSaturated Fat: 3.18gSodium: 122.6mgPotassium: 388.94mgSugar: 3.74gCalcium: 64.15mgMagnesium: 52.49mgPhosphorus: 131.7mg
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