12Ingredients
180Calories
35Minutes

Pasta salad is a refreshing chilled dish that is perfect for backyard barbecues, parties and summer nights. This Whole Wheat Pasta Salad is a healthier alternative and has only 180 calories per serving. This recipe, which contains four servings, takes 35 minutes to prepare. Ingredients include whole wheat pasta, red bell pepper, onions, tomatoes, capers, jalapeno chilies, queso panela, red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, and lemon.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat pasta
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1/4 onion (cut into long strips)
  • 2 tomatoes (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon capers (minced)
  • 2 jalapeño chili peppers (minced)
  • 1 cup panela cheese (cut into medium pieces, you can substitute it with goat cheese or feta cheese)
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt (as desired)
  • pepper (as desired)
  • 1 lemon

Directions

  1. Heat water in a cooking pot on high until it boils.
  2. Boil the pasta for 7 minutes and remove it from the pot. Strain and rinse with cold water.
  3. Add the red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, and lemon zest to a small bowl, and pour the olive oil in while mixing the ingredients.
  4. Add the red bell pepper, onion, tomatoes, capers, jalapeño peppers, panela cheese, and the pasta to a salad bowl.
  5. Add the dressing to the salad bowl, mix, and serve.
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NutritionView more

180Calories
Sodium15%DV370mg
Fat22%DV14g
Protein8%DV4g
Carbs3%DV10g
Fiber12%DV3g

PER SERVING *

Calories180Calories from Fat130
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat14g22%
Saturated Fat5g25%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol25mg8%
Sodium370mg15%
Potassium330mg9%
Protein4g8%
Calories from Fat130
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate10g3%
Dietary Fiber3g12%
Sugars4g8%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

Yummly User
Flo I. 2 Jun 2015
This is a healthy pasta salad with great flavor that I will make again for sure. Different vegetables can be used depending on what you have in your refrigerator. I added chili powder to the dressing that I put over it and added in some rinsed black beans and corn kernels so it had a Southwestern flavor to it.