Creamy Summer Pasta Salad Recipe – 6 Points +

Creamy Summer Pasta Salad Recipe – 6 Points +

Nothing says summer bbq to me like a good, old fashioned pasta salad. Growing up, they were at EVERY family bbq and I’ve grown accustomed to expecting them. Over the years, I’ve experienced a variety of pasta salads, but my favorite was always the creamy/sweet/tangy one. But the traditional version of this pasta salad recipe is very heavy on the mayo and sugar, making it pretty high in Weight Watchers Points, as well as cholesterol! My healthier version makes just a couple changes to make it lighter and lower in Points Plus, but still delicious. First of all, I used a whole wheat pasta – that’s a no-brainer. Then, I subbed out most of the mayo for a fat free Greek yogurt. But I had to keep some mayo to maintain the taste and texture, so I used my favorite mayonnaise alternative – Reduced Fat Vegenaise instead. You can really use just about any veggies you want in this Weight Watchers Pasta Salad Recipe – I just used what I traditionally knew as the most popular ingredients for it. And it turned out to be everything I hoped for…crunchy vegetables with a creamy, sweet, and slightly tangy dressing. Perfect!

Ingredients

  • 8oz whole wheat pasta
  • 2 medium cucumbers, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup broccoli, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 3-4oz can sliced black olives,drained
  • 1/2 cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat mayonnaise (I used Vegenaise)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • Salt & pepper to taste
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