Healthy Pasta Salads

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For brunch, we always prefer a meal that’s neither heavy or light. A few people may get a green salad too mild but a pasta dish too heavy. Combine resources these two dishes and you’ll have the ideal brunch meal – one that would satisfy your desire just right!

Here are 3 quick and healthy pasta recipes perfect for brunch:

Italian-Style Cold Pasta Salad

What you need:

10 cherry tomatoes
2 tsp, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1 3/4 cups rotini pasta
1 cup Italian-style salad dressing
3/4 cup pitted black olives, sliced
Cook rotini pasta to al dente in a large pot of lightly salted water according to package directions. Drain pasta in a colander and put under cool running water from the sink to cool. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.
Delicious Mac-Tuna Salad

What you need:

3 cups macaroni
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 can tuna, drained
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1/3 cup Italian-style salad dressing
1 tsp salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Cook macaroni to al dente according to package instructions. Drain and place in a large salad bowl along with Italian-style salad dressing. Stir to coat pasta with dressing. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. When ready, add celery, onion, tuna, mayonnaise, sour cream, salt, garlic powder and black pepper into the bowl. Mix ingredients well. Chill for at least 1 hour prior to serving.
BLT Delight

What you need:

1/2 kilogram sliced bacon
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
2 cups medium seashell pasta
1 1/2 cups mild Ranch-style salad dressing
Cook seashell pasta to al dente according to package instructions. Drain, rinse under cool running water then set aside. In a skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crispy and brown. Remove from heat and drain on paper towels. Mix together tomatoes, onion and Ranch-style salad dressing in a large salad bowl. Add pasta and cooked to the bowl and mix to coat with dressing. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to overnight. Crumble bacon over pasta salad before serving.
If you would like to enjoy a quick yet healthy pasta salad for your next brunch, these recipes will certainly get your approval!

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