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It's summer! Along with all the outdoor grilling, parties and picnics come the salads. We love salads of all kind: lettuce, spinach, pasta, rice, grains.... Here are a few of our favorites. Enjoy the season!

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Italian Picnic Pasta Salad

Total time: 35 minutes
     This is the 'classic' or original (close to it, anyway) Pasta Salad.  The original called for bottled "Italian Dressing" but I prefer to make my own.  It's a great salad to take to a pot-luck picnic or to plan on leftovers.  For two I would simply cut everything in half.

Picnic Pasta Salad Ingredients:

 Instructions:

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               Nutrition Information
             

Recipe serves 4 
          Entire Recipe / per serving

Calories:  2548 / 637
Total Carbohydrates:  
166 / 42
          Dietary Fiber: 27 / 7
Total Fat:  178 / 44
         Saturated Fat: 42 / 10.5
Cholesterol:  158 / 39.5
Protein:  79 / 20
Calcium:  302 / 75.5
Sodium:   7232 / 1808

General Technical Details and Disclaimer:

Measurements are actual measurements used for calculation. If there are no values the nutritional numbers were simply too small.

I try to be accurate, but I do not guarantee it.  I use 'grams' as the unit of weight; with an approximate conversion to ounces.

My information comes from my own digital, computerized scale
and the USDA Nutrient Data Library: http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/

 

 

The fine print:

The recipes do NOT use processed foods, with the exception of The recipes DO use lots and lots of fresh, seasonal, and (we hope) local produce

Most recipes are designed for 2 servings, but are easily increased to 4... or 6.... or 8...
     Naturally, whether or not the serving size suits you depends on appetite, activity level, and all sorts of stuff we know nothing about.

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