Pasta Salad

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READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by internetnut

Kind of just figure out what is in your pantry, and toss stuff in until it looks good, or sounds good. This came from Obesity Help. I have not tried this, just posting for safe keeping.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups of dreamfield elbow pasta noodles
  • 1 cup of oikos non-fat plain Greek yogurt or 1 cup fage non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons Miracle Whip, lite
  • 12 ounce hidden valley ranch fiesta dip mix (1/2 of 1 packet, they make other varieties if the Fiesta blend does not appeal to your tastes, also )
  • 12-34 cup fresh broccoli florets, halved and rinsed thoroughly (per your preference)
  • 12 fresh carrots, julienned or 12 thinly sliced carrot
  • 14 cup jarred pimentos, drained and diced
  • Optional additions for different flavor profile

  • hard-boiled egg, diced
  • 5 -7 slices turkey bacon, cooked over medium heat until crispy, drained, then chopped into small pieces
  • 10 -20 turkey pepperoni, quartered
  • fresh lime zest
  • couple teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • reduced fat sargento pepper jack cheese or reduced fat shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  1. Cook macaroni as directed on package. Rinse with cold water until chilled.
  2. Add the next 3 ingredients, mix thoroughly. Add fresh veggies, cover and chill for at least 1 hour before serving. The longer this one sits, the better the flavors taste.

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