Mexican Pasta Salad
20 mins (prep 10, cooking 10)
19 ingredients
5-8 servings
This is a quick, easy, and refreshing dinner that I think is pretty healthy (contains veggies and fiber and can be made pretty low in fat). Although I did get the original recipe from the Moosewood Low Fat Favorites cookbook, I have altered this recipe through the years to meet our tastes. The best thing about this recipe is it can be altered to use whatever crisp veggies you have on hand and whatever spices you prefer. This recipe is also great as a leftover so do not be afraid to make ahead and store in your fridge.

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Serving Size (221.88 g)
Servings 5
Amount per Serving
Calories 501.89 Calories from Fat 52.47
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.83g 44.83%
Saturated Fat 0.72g 18.02%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 33.11mg 55.19%
Sodium 225.36mg 46.95%
Total Carbohydrate 88.31g 147.18%
Dietary Fiber 17.02 g 340.38%
Sugars 0.07 g %
Protein 28.24g 282.4%
Vitamin A 41.06IU% Vitamin C 5.82mg%
Calcium 127.78mg% Iron 8.33mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large, large tomato, shredded cheddar cheese