Farmer’s Market Pasta

Ingredients:

½ box (1 lb.) Bow tie pasta

8 oz. sugar snap peas, ends trimmed cut in thirds

1 red, yellow, green pepper, seeded and diced

1 pint grape tomatoes cut in half

¾ cup carrots, sliced or grated

¼ cup Italian dressing or French Vinaigrette

Fresh herbs for garnish makes it special: try 2 TB. Chopped parsley, chives, or basil

(Cheese or beans are optional add-ins, see below)

Directions:

  • Cook pasta according to directions.
  • Meanwhile, cut and chop vegetables (you can vary up the vegetables but you want about 8 cups total)
  • Mix dressing with vegetables.
  • Drain and rinse pasta and add to vegetables
  • Garnish with your favorite fresh herb:  chives, parsley, dill or basil
  • Toss in a cup of canned beans or cooked beans, optional.
  • You can up the protein (and calcium) further by adding ½ cup of feta, cheddar chunks, or mozzarella to this dish as well.

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