Healthy Recipes

Grilled Pasta Primavera
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Servings: 2
Ingredients and Preparation
Ingredients Measures
Bow-tie (or other shaped) pasta 4 ounces
Red bell pepper, cut into ¼-inch strips 1
Grape tomatoes ½ cup
Red onion, cut into ¼-inch wedges ½
Reduced-calorie Italian dressing ¼ cup
Fresh oregano leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon
Feta cheese 2 ounces
Salt ¼ teaspoon
Freshly ground pepper to taste


Directions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting fat and salt.
  2. Combine bell pepper, tomatoes, and onion in a large bowl. Toss with dressing.
  3. Prepare grill. Grill vegetables on a large sheet of foil, turning occasionally, about 8-10 minutes, or until tender-crisp. Return vegetables to bowl and toss with oregano leaves.
  4. Mix together pasta, vegetables, and feta cheese, and season with salt and pepper.

Exchanges
2 vegetables; 2 starches; 1 fat; 1 medium fat meat substitute

Side Suggestions: Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil
Arrange ¼-inch slices of tomato and fresh mozzarella on a large platter. Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with fresh basil and salt.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size ½ of recipe
Calories 368
Total Fat 12 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Sodium 842 mg
Total Carbohydrate 57 g
Dietary Fiber 9 g
Protein 10 g
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