This weight loss friendly salad can be customized by substituting whatever you’ve got in the fridge or other in-season vegetables such as asparagus, snap peas, spinach or mustard greens, tarragon and basil.
Time: 15 Minutes!
|1 Bag||Birds Eye Steamfresh Veggie Made Penne|
|3/4 Cup||Shredded Carrots|
|1||Bell Pepper (or a few Baby Bell Peppers)|
|1/2 Cup||Extra Virgin Olive Oil|
|1 Cup||Fresh Cilantro|
|1 Tsp||Lite Salt|
|1 Tsp||Dry Mustard|
|1/2 Tsp||Minced Garlic|
|1/2 Tsp||Crushed Red Pepper|
- Pop the pasta in the microwave, follow the directions on the package.
- Next, add zucchini and carrots to a bowl with about 2 tablespoons of water for 5 minutes.
- For pesto, peel and quarter one orange. In a food processor or blender combine orange quarters, olive oil, cilantro, water, salt, dry mustard, garlic, and crushed red pepper. Blend until well combine.
- Peel and chop remaining orange. Toss together pasta, pesto, chopped bell peppers, spinach and chopped orange.
*If desired, top with additional cilantro and orange peel.