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Curried Whole Wheat Pasta Salad

Curried Whole Wheat Pasta Salad
 
Yield:
20 servings, 1 cup each

Ingredients

Ingredients Weights Measures
Curried Lime-Cilantro Dressing
KRAFT Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette 24 fl oz 3 cups
canned pineapple juice 8 fl oz 1 cup
chopped pickled ginger 2 oz. 1/4 cup
curry powder, toasted, divided - 2-1/2 Tbsp.
Vegetable Pasta Salad
tofu 1 lb. + 4 oz. -
coriander seed - 2-1/2 Tbsp.
mustard seed - 2-1/2 Tbsp.
whole wheat medium pasta shell, cooked 2 lb. + 4 oz. 2 qt.
grape tomatoes, halved 8 oz. 1 cup
frozen peas, thawed 8 oz. 1 cup
cabbage, thinly sliced 8 oz. 1 cup
eggplants, cut into 1-inch-thick slices, grilled and coarsely chopped 8 oz. 8 slices
cauliflower florets, blanched 8 oz. 1 cup
carrots, blanched, coarsely chopped 8 oz. 1 cup
fingerling potatoes, cooked, halved 8 oz. 1 cup

Directions

CURRIED Lime-Cilantro Dressing: Mix ingredients until well blended.

VEGETABLE Pasta Salad: Add 1/2 cup Curried Lime-Cilantro Dressing (or 2 Tbsp. dressing for trial recipe) to tofu; toss to coat. Refrigerate 30 min. to marinate.

DRAIN tofu; discard marinade. Coat tofu with coriander and mustard seeds. Cook in skillet on medium-high heat 4 to 5 min. or until evenly browned, turning occasionally. Cut into 1-oz. portions.

COMBINE pasta and all remaining Vegetable Pasta Salad ingredients except tofu.

FOR each serving: Plate 1 cup Vegetable Pasta Salad; top with 1 oz. tofu. Serve at room temperature.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Make Ahead
Curried Lime-Cilantro Dressing can be made ahead of time. Refrigerate until ready to mix with the Vegetable Pasta Salad. Or, the entire recipe can be made ahead of time. Refrigerate up to 24 hours. Moisten with additional dressing, if desired. Bring to room temperature before serving.
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Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Calories
 300
Total fat
 7 g
Saturated fat
 1 g
Cholesterol
 0 mg
Sodium
 370 mg
Carbohydrate
 52 g
Dietary fiber
 7 g
Sugars
 9 g
Protein
 12 g
Vitamin A
 45 %DV
Vitamin C
 15 %DV
Calcium
 6 %DV
Iron
 20 %DV
Healthy Living Information
Good source of vitamin A or C
Diet Exchange
3 Starch + 1 Vegetable + 1/2 Fat

Nutrition Bonus
Chockfull of vegetables, this satisfying whole grain side salad is rich in vitamin A from the carrots.