Lighter Pasta Salad

    2 hours 25 min

    A simple, yet delicious pasta salad that makes the perfect lunch or side dish to any summer barbecue. Pasta is tossed with onion, pepper, tomatoes and mushrooms in a reduced fat Italian dressing.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 285g fusilli pasta
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 green pepper, chopped
    • 2 tomatoes, chopped
    • 70g chopped mushrooms
    • 175ml reduced-fat Italian-style dressing

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:2hr chilling  ›  Ready in:2hr25min 

    1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente, rinse under cold water and drain.
    2. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, onion, pepper, tomatoes and mushrooms. Pour enough dressing over to coat; toss and refrigerate until chilled.

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    I think this recipe was amazing... nice and healthy and very very tasty... i added red peppers aswell as I prefer them to green peppers and I used Honey and Mustard dressing as I dont like french dressing all that much. This is a great and quick recipe for anytime of the day and perfect for bbqs in the summer  -  30 Aug 2011


    This is pretty close to something I make myself. I omit the peppers and onions and add cucumbers, black olives, and Italian salami that has been sliced and quartered. You can also add shredded cheese of your choice for extra flavor.  -  19 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Awesome!! I do not add the mushrooms because my kids to not like them but I LOVE this recipe and so does my husband. Sometimes we add more like cucumbers, pepperjack cheese, cheddar cheese and pepperoni. Yum!  -  29 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)