Zucchini Pasta Salad
Are you looking for a healthy side dish for your upcoming cookout? Do you love pasta salad? Then we have a recipe for you!
Zucchini is beneficial in reducing swelling around the eyes. It is full of carotenoid Beta-carotene which can be converted into vitamin A in the body. The Vitamin A helps in active cell development in the eyes, which enhances vision and helps in preventing age-related medical conditions such as macular degeneration. The high levels of vitamin A and C also rids the body of excess toxins and the high fiber content helps lower cholesterol.
4 Zucchini - use a spiral slicer
1/2 cup black olives
handful of cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup peppers
Cubed choice of cheese
1/2 cup Italian dressing (use a bottled dressing or make you own with olive oil, balsamic, Italian herbs and seasoning)
Other optional ingredients: pepperoni, artichokes, carrots, fire roasted peppers, onion, nuts or anything else you would like to add.
Spiral the zucchini. Combine all the ingredients except the cherry tomatoes. Pour dressing over top and mix. Refrigerate for at least an hour. Before serving add the tomatoes.