Pasta is always a life-saver, wouldn’t you agree? I made this simplest cold pasta with cucumber dressing! Just perfect for summer.
1 cup whole wheat penne pasta, dry
1 cup vegetables of your choice, steamed, chopped
1 cup cucumber, seeded, chopped (about 1/2 cucumber)
1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
1/4 cup light miracle whip
2 tablespoon red onion, chopped
1 tsp dill weed, taste and add more if needed
1-2 tablespoon lemon juice
Salt & pepper to taste
- Cook pasta as directed.
- In a food processor, add all the ingredients except 1st two (pasta & vegetables) and blend until smooth.
- In a medium bowl, combine pasta, vegetables & dressing!
- Cover and store in a refrigerator for 30-45 minutes.
- Serve chilled.
This dressing itself is creamy (miracle whip did the miracle), very cool & dill adds a great flavor! I am sure it goes well with meat dishes, sandwiches, pita bread.
and I did not make copious amount of food this time. I ate almost half of it and theres some for lunch tomorrow-perfect however, I ended up making more dressing because I had to use the remaining cucumber and decided to take some dressings for my coworkers to try.