Whole wheat pasta is available in health food stores across the country and in the natural food sections of many supermarkets. Any variety of whole wheat pasta is good, but miniature shells or alphabet shapes are best.
Good served with sliced cold meats or barbecued chicken or meat.
This salad can be prepared several days in advance, covered and refrigerated. The flavor improves upon standing.
Salads and Their Dressings, Section 2, Card 96
Whole Wheat Pasta Salad
- 1 cup whole wheat pasta cooked and cooled
- 1/2 cup parsley finely chopped
- 1/4 cup mint minced
- 1/4 cup green onions finely chopped
- 1 large tomato peeled, seeded, and diced
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
Turn pasta into large bowl. Stir in parsley, mint, green onions, tomato, and green pepper.
In separate bowl, mix lemon juice, oil, salt, and black pepper. Pour over pasta mixture, mixing well. Cover and chill.
To serve, garnish with lettuce leaves and tomato wedges or lemon and lime slices, if desired.