“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – PENNE MEDITERRANEAN DELIGHT SALAD

March 19, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – PENNE MEDITERRANEAN DELIGHT SALAD. Dreamfields Penne Rigate, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onion, and Green Olives are just some of the ingredients that make up this week’s recipe. The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. If you’re looking for Diabetic Friendly recipes of any type, check out the Diabetic Gourmet site! Enjoy and eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/



2 cups (dry) Dreamfields Penne Rigate
1 cup red and/or yellow cherry tomatoes, cut in half
2/3 cup prepared hummus
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/3 cup black and/or green pitted Greek olives, cut in half
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon capers, drained
1/2 teaspoon each salt and ground black pepper
2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts


  • Prepare pasta according to package directions. Rinse in cold water and drain well.
    Gently toss remaining ingredients except pine nuts with pasta. Refrigerate, covered, to chill.
    Sprinkle with pine nuts before serving.
    Hummus makes a very delicious and different pasta salad dressing. This recipe can serve as a filling lunch salad. If the mixture is dry, drizzle some additional olive oil to moisten. Add the pine nuts just before serving.

Recipe Yield: Makes 4 servings.

Calories: 440
Calories from fat: 54
Fat: 22 grams
Saturated Fat: 4 grams
Fiber: 9 grams
Sodium: 1154 milligrams
Cholesterol: 8 milligrams
Protein: 14 grams
Carbohydrates: 0 grams

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