My daughter takes a packed lunch to school.
Before I discovered this WOE she would sometimes have a pasta salad which I would make with creme fraiche or mayonnaise (and of course tuna or salmon etc).
She has really adapted well to eating this way but mentioned the other day that she occasionally misses her pasta salad.
So I'm wondering if anyone has any really good pasta or noodle recipes? (they don't have to be "creamy" based)
The following McDougall recipe is easy and one of my favorites. You could also adapt it however you want, adding other vegs and more dressing (The dressing in this recipe is a combination of FF Italian dressing and salsa.) as needed. You could also switch out the pasta for other starches, if desired, or even switch out the dressing if you prefer other flavors. The recipe is very good as-is, but you could also use it as a guide, if you want to switch things up.
Ole' Pasta Salad (from The McDougall Quick & Easy Cookbook)
makes 8 servings
2 cups small pasta, uncooked (Kari uses Tricolor twists)
1 can (15 oz) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 bell pepper, red or green or combo, chopped
3 plum (Roma) tomatoes, chopped
4 oz can chopped green chiles
2 1/4 oz can sliced black olives, drained
1/3 cup fat-free Italian salad dressing
1/3 cup salsa
Cook pasta as package directs, al dente. Rinse and drain. Combine pasta, kidney beans, bell pepper, tomato, chiles and black olives. In small bowl, combine salad dressing and salsa; pour over pasta mixture and mix together. Refrigerate and allow flavors to blend.