Sassy Summer Pasta Salad

Prep Time:
25 minutes
Cook Time:
20 minutes
Makes:
8 servings
Source

Healthy Savings, June 2012

Ingredients

3linksMarket Fresh Chicken Sausage,

1box (13.25 oz.)H-E-B 100% Whole Wheat Elbow Pasta,

1tsp.H-E-B Olive Oil,

1 1/2c.fresh cauliflower, chopped,

1 1/2c.cherry tomatoes, halved,

3/4c.green bell pepper, chopped,

•salt & pepper,

1Tbsp.lemon juice,

4Tbsp.H-E-B Balsamic Vinegar,

1/2c.H-E-B 2% Milk Colby Jack Shredded Cheese,

Directions

1Cook sausage in 1/2 inch water in covered skillet over medium high heat 10 minutes; turn sausage; cook an additional 10 minutes until temperature reaches at least 160°F. Remove sausage from pan, cool and cut into cubes.

2While sausage is cooking, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and toss with olive oil to prevent sticking.

3In a large bowl, combine pasta, cauliflower, tomatoes, bell pepper, sausage, and salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle with lemon juice and balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle cheese on top. Cover and chill 30 minutes.

4Serve cold.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 290, Total Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 50mg, Sodium: 350mg, Carbohydrates: 34g, Dietary Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 6g, Protein: 17g

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