Double decker pasta salad

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
8 ounces Elbow Macaroni OR Medium Shells OR other medium pasta shape, uncooked
2 cups Fresh green beans cut in half, OR... Frozen green beans, thawed and drained
1 cup Plain, low-fat yogurt
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons Honey
2 mediums Carrots; grated
1 Red apple; diced
6⅛ ounce Canned white tuna (packed in water), drained
¼ cup Chopped walnuts
½ cup Grated Cheddar cheese

Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain.

Blanch green beans by cooking in pot of boiling water for 2 minutes.

Drain and rinse well with cold water. Drain again.

Combine yogurt, Dijon mustard and honey in blender or food processor.

Mix well and set aside.

Spread half of the cooked pasta in the bottom of a 3-quart glass bowl, trifle dish or glass baking dish. Top with half each of the green beans, carrot, apple and tuna. Drizzle half of the dressing evenly over salad. Repeat this procedure with the remaining half of the ingredients to create a colorful salad that can be seen through the glass dish. Sprinkle walnuts and Cheddar cheese on top.

Cover and chill for 30 minutes. Serve cold.

Each serving provides: 287 Calories; 17 g Protein; 37⅗ g Carbohydrates; 8⅖ g Fat; 24½ g Cholesterol; 276 mg Sodium. Calories from Fat: 26%

Copyright National Pasta Association () (Reprinted with permission)

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