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Curly Pasta Salad

By Mary McDougall, M.D., Dr. McDougall's Health and Medical Center

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 2 mins
Total time: 2 hours, 15 mins
Serves 6-8


  • 1 12 oz. package rainbow rotini
  • 1 16 ounce package frozen chopped broccoli and cauliflower, thawed
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 2 oz.jar chopped pimientos
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 cup oil-free dijon dressing
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • dash of Tabasco, optional


  • Bring 4 quarts water to a boil, add pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain. Rinse under cool water and set aside.
  • Thaw frozen vegetables by running under cold running water until completely thawed.
  • Place pasta in a large bowl. Add all the vegetables.
  • Mix Dijon dressing and soy sauce and pour.
  • Toss to mix well. Season with black pepper and Tabasco.
  • Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.
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