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Healthy vegetable pasta salad is a creamy and flavorful pasta salad. It's filled with crunchy vegetables. A lemony dill avocado mayonnaise dressing blends all the flavors into a delicious bite.
This is a great salad packed with vegetables and flavor. Avocado mayonnaise is packed with healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated oils. Increasing these fats in your diet may help improve cardiac health
Replacing saturated fats in your diet can help lower your LDL or bad cholesterol and your triglycerides.1
Ingredients and Substitutions
This tasty salad includes elbow pasta along with a variety of fresh vegetables including:
- bell pepper,
- radishes, and
- green onion.
A light flavorful dressing includes avocado mayonnaise, low-fat Greek yogurt, white wine vinegar, lemon juice, dill weed, and salt.
I regularly switch up the vegetables in this dish depending on what I have on hand. For example, you can substitute chopped English cucumber for the zucchini.
No avocado mayonnaise? You can use regular or low fat options.
I love white wine vinegar in my recipes. It adds a light tangy bite. You can substitute white vinegar or even apple cider vinegar
Finally, if you are watching your sodium, you can skip the salt. This salad is flavorful without the added sodium.
How to Make Vegetable Pasta Salad
Start preparing this recipe by boiling pasta in water according to the package directions. Remove pasta from boiling water and run under cold water. Drain and set aside.
Next prepare vegetables:
- by shredding zucchini and carrot,
- chopping celery, green onion, and bell pepper, and
- thinly slicing and julienning radishes.
This recipe includes a light dressing of avocado mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, white wine vinegar, lemon juice, salt and dried dill.
What to Serve With Vegetable Pasta Salad
This healthy side dish recipe is perfect for any beef, poultry or pork entre.