Pasta salad is so versatile and can be made in a variety of ways. Here it is made simply using zucchini, which is most abundant in the summer months, but is still widely available throughout the year. Zucchini is used in this dish, but you certainly can use yellow squash as a replacement or a combination of the two for variety.
For a protein boost, cannellini beans are added and an effortless dressing is easy using a zesty lemon and olive oil blend.
1 lb. whole wheat bow tie pasta
2 each zucchinis, chopped
2 cups fresh snow peas or frozen and thawed green peas
1 bunch green scallions
1/2 cup feta cheese
1 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
2 each lemons, juice both and zest one
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/3 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp. kosher salt, to taste
1/2 tsp. black pepper, to taste
Calories 417 Calories from Fat 108 Total Fat 17g Saturated Fat 4g Cholesterol 11mg Sodium 340mg Total Carbohydrate 58g Dietary Fiber 6g Protein 14g