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Lite Italian Pasta Bean Salad

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


•    1 c. spiral macaroni, dry (colored or regular)
•    1 small head fresh broccoli, cut into bite-size pieces
•    2 carrots, peeled and diced
•    1 tomato, diced
•    1 15-oz. can black or great northern beans, drained and rinsed
•    1/2 c. lite Italian dressing
•    1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese



Cook macaroni in large saucepan of water until just tender. Drain and rinse with cold water. In a large bowl, mix broccoli, carrots, and tomato. Add rest of ingredients to vegetables and stir gently. Cover and chill. Before serving, stir salad; add additional dressing if necessary to moisten.

Makes 8 servings.

Per Serving: about 160 calories, 4 grams (g) of fat, 23 g of carbohydrate, and 4.4 g of fiber.

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