Tricolor Pepper and Penne Salad

4
4
1
Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
9 min
Prep
9 min
Cook
0 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
Green, red, and yellow bell peppers do a quick toss with nutty whole-wheat pasta in this do-ahead salad that’s perfect with grilled steak, chicken, or fish.

Ingredients

cooked whole wheat pasta

3 cup(s), penne variety

green pepper(s)

1 medium, seeded and chopped

sweet red pepper(s)

1 medium, seeded and chopped

yellow pepper(s)

1 medium, seeded and chopped

uncooked scallion(s)

6 medium, sliced

fat-free ranch salad dressing

½ cup(s)

lettuce

6 leaf/leaves, large, green leaf variety

Instructions

  1. Combine the penne, green, red, and yellow bell peppers, and the scallions in a large bowl. Drizzle with the dressing and toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, until chilled, at least 1 hour.
  2. Line a serving platter with the lettuce; top with the pasta salad. Yields about 1 cup of salad per serving.

Notes

For a twist, toss the salad with an equal amount of our Roasted-Garlic Salad Dressing instead of the ranch dressing.

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