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This low-fat pasta dish is delicious hot or cold. It is prepared with water-packed artichokes (as opposed to oil-packed), which are available in most supermarkets.

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Makes about 8 1-cup servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dry bow tie (farfalle) pasta
  • 6 sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 15-ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 15-ounce can dark kidney beans, drained
  • 1 cup fat-free Italian salad dressing

Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water, drain, and place in a large bowl. Soften tomatoes by soaking them in 1/2 cup boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes. Drain and chop. Add to pasta along with remaining ingredients. Toss to mix.

Per 1-cup serving: Calories: 210; Fat: 1.3 g; Saturated Fat: 0.3 g; Calories from Fat: 5.7%; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Protein: 9.6 g; Carbohydrates: 40.9 g; Sugar: 4.7 g; Fiber: 6.2 g; Sodium: 532 mg; Calcium: 52 mg; Iron: 2.8 mg; Vitamin C: 22.2 mg; Beta Carotene: 345 mcg; Vitamin E: 0.5 mg

Source: Turn Off the Fat Genes by Neal D. Barnard, M.D.; recipe by Jennifer Raymond M.S., R.D.

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This low-fat pasta dish is delicious hot or cold. It is prepared with water-packed artichokes (as opposed to oil-packed), which are available in most supermarkets. Makes about 8 1-cup servings Ingredients 2 cups dry bow tie (farfalle) pasta 6 sun-dried tomatoes 1/2 cup boiling water 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions ...