Ingredients

  • 4 ounces uncooked spinach rotini or fusilli
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped carrot
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 green onions with tops, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons reduced calorie mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons prepared whole-grain mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Leaf lettuce


Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain and rinse well under cold water until pasta is cool; drain well.
  2. Combine pasta, garbanzo beans, carrot, celery, bell pepper and green onions in medium bowl.
  3. Whisk together vinegar, mayonnaise, mustard, black pepper and Italian seasoning in small bowl until blended. Pour over salad; toss to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate up to 8 hours.
  4. Arrange lettuce on individual plates. Spoon salad over lettuce and garnish with cherry tomatoes, if desired.


Recipe Yield: Servings: 8 (Serving = 1/2 cup)

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

Calories: 129
Fat: 2 grams
Sodium: 242 milligrams
Cholesterol: 1 milligrams
Protein: 5 grams
Carbohydrates: 22 grams

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Diabetic Exchanges

1-1/2 Starch/Bread, 1/2 Fat


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