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Zesty Pasta Salad with Vegetables

and Black Olives
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Zesty Pasta Salad with Vegetables

Zesty Pasta Salad with Vegetables - Beans, zucchini and peas bring a fresh bite to this Italian pasta salad

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Health Score:
8,7 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
30 min.
Preparation
ready in 50 min.
Ready in
Calories:
274
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

Peas and beans are excellent sources of protein and satiating fiber, as well as many vital nutrients including iron and folic acid.  

Add rich texture and some powerful calcium and protein to this salad by crumbling some feta cheese on top before serving. 

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie274 kcal(13 %)
Protein9 g(9 %)
Fat11 g(9 %)
Carbohydrates33 g(22 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage6 g(20 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E1.6 mg(13 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin3.4 mg(28 %)
Vitamin B₆0.3 mg(21 %)
Folate73 μg(24 %)
Pantothenic acid0.5 mg(8 %)
Biotin5.8 μg(13 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C23 mg(24 %)
Potassium425 mg(11 %)
Calcium78 mg(8 %)
Magnesium64 mg(21 %)
Iron2.9 mg(19 %)
Iodine6 μg(3 %)
Zinc1.1 mg(14 %)
Saturated fatty acids1.7 g
Uric acid103 mg
Cholesterol0 mg
Development of this recipe:
How healthy are the main ingredients?
Green beans

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
7 ounces
4 ounces
Peas (frozen)
5 ounces
2
yellow Zucchini
1 ounce
4 sprigs
5 tablespoons
3 tablespoons
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Large knife, 1 Pot (with lid), 1 Sieve, 1 Small bowl, 1 small Whisk, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Salad bowl, 1 Salad server, 1 large Storage container (about 2 liters), 1 Pot

Preparation steps

1.
Zesty Pasta Salad with Vegetables preparation step 1

Rinse beans, drain, and cut diagonally into approximately 1/4-inch wide strips.

2.
Zesty Pasta Salad with Vegetables preparation step 2

Cook beans in a pot of boiling salted water for 2 minutes. Add peas and cook for 3 minutes.

3.
Zesty Pasta Salad with Vegetables preparation step 3

Drain beans and peas, rinse in cold water and drain well. Place in a large bowl.

4.
Zesty Pasta Salad with Vegetables preparation step 4

Cook pasta according to package directions in plenty of boiling salted water until al dente.

5.
Zesty Pasta Salad with Vegetables preparation step 5

Meanwhile, rinse the zucchini, dry, and cut into approximately 1/4-inch thick slices. Add to the bowl with beans and peas. 

6.
Zesty Pasta Salad with Vegetables preparation step 6

Drain the olives. Rinse lemon thyme, shake dry, pluck leaves and chop coarsely. Mix olives and half the thyme with the vegetables.

7.
Zesty Pasta Salad with Vegetables preparation step 7

Drain the pasta, rinse with cold water and drain. Toss with vegetable mixture.

8.
Zesty Pasta Salad with Vegetables preparation step 8

In a small bowl, season vinegar with salt, pepper and remaining thyme and mix to combine. Whisk in olive oil.

9.
Zesty Pasta Salad with Vegetables preparation step 9

Toss dressing with the pasta salad and let sit for about 20 minutes.

10.
Zesty Pasta Salad with Vegetables preparation step 10

Season salad with salt and pepper. Transfer to a storage container (about 2 quarts) for transporting, if desired. Serve at room temperature.