Monday, June 25, 2012

No-Pasta Salad

excuse the low-res cell pic
Summertime = pasta salad. Specifically my mom's elbow macaroni salad... which I'm not allowed to eat on Atkins. <sigh>

BUT, there is hope: Spaghetti squash. Yes, you heard me right. Spaghetti squash might be a less-than-stellar substitute for hot pasta with marinara, but it makes a great base for a cold summer salad.

No-Pasta Salad

1 spaghetti squash, cooked, cooled & prepared (fluff it with a fork)
2-3 cups assorted chopped vegetables
1/2-3/4 cup Italian salad dressing (or dressing of your choice)

Mix in a large bowl, let it sit in the fridge for a few hours, and enjoy! It's even better the next day. :)

And, if you use cabbage as part of your chopped veggies it is very reminiscent of coleslaw, minus the slimey ew factor.

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