Fruity Pasta Salad
Save last-minute preparation time by hulling and quartering the strawberries ahead; store them in a separate container. For the salad, choose a white or clear poppy seed dressing to show off fresh colors.
Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens
1 1 pound package campanelle (bellflower) pasta or bow-tie pasta
8 ounces fresh sugar snap or snow pea pods, trimmed (2-1/2 cups)
3 cups cubed honeydew melon
1 cup purchased poppyseed dressing
1 1/2 teaspoons finely shredded orange peel
4 cups strawberries, hulled and quartered lengthwise
1 1/2 cups honey-roasted cashews (optional)
Additional purchased poppyseed dressing
In a small bowl stir together the dressing and orange peel. Add to pasta mixture and toss to coat. Cover and chill up to 24 hours.
To serve, gently stir in the strawberries and, if desired, nuts. If necessary, stir in up to 1/2 cup additional poppyseed dressing to moisten.Transfer to a serving bowl. Makes 25 servings.
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 131, Fat, total (g) 5, chol. (mg) 2, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 19, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 3, vit. A (IU) 97.18, vit. C (mg) 22.44, sodium (mg) 86, calcium (mg) 20.19, iron (mg) 1.08, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet