Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Diabetic Dish of the Week - Penne Salad with Spring Peas

This week's Diabetic Dish of the Week is Penne Salad with Spring Peas. This one comes from one of my favorites recipe sites, CooksRecipes. The Cooks site has a great selection of recipes for all tastes and cuisines, Enjoy!     http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Penne Salad with Spring Peas

Reduced calorie penne salad with green peas, onions and bell pepper.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound penne or medium pasta shells, cooked and cooled
1 1/2 cups fresh or thawed frozen peas, cooked
1 large yellow or red bell pepper, sliced
1/2 cup sliced green onions and tops
1 cup skim milk
1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup minced parsley
2 teaspoons drained green peppercorns, crushed (optional)
1 3/4 teaspoons Equal® for Recipes or 6 packets Equal® sweetener or 1/4 cup Equal® Spoonful™
Salt and ground black pepper

Cooking Directions:

1 - Combine pasta, peas, bell pepper and green onions in salad bowl. Blend milk and mayonnaise in medium bowl until smooth. Stir in vinegar, parsley, peppercorns and Equal® .
2 - Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat; season to taste with salt and pepper.
Makes 6 (1 cup) servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe; 1 cup): 109 cal., 8 g pro., 36 g carbo., 1 g fat, 26 mg chol., 188 mg sodium.

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