By Jessica Linnell, Assistant Professor of Practice, Family & Community Health, Oregon State University Extension

Recipe Source: Food Hero

Number of servings:  6

Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 20 minutes


3 cups  uncooked whole wheat pasta

1 cup  chopped broccoli

1 cup  peeled and diced cucumber

1 cup  sliced summer squash

3/4 cup Italian salad dressing


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water. Place in large bowl.
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes: Use any colorful vegetables you have on hand. Try carrots, cherry tomatoes, green onions or frozen peas.  Flavor boosters: diced, cooked chicken or ham; garbanzo or cannellini beans; diced cheddar cheese, crumbled feta cheese, or shredded parmesan cheese.




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