On weekends, I try to make life easier by coming up with a list of lunch and dinner ideas, that way I can go ahead and do my grocery shopping and any preparations ahead of time. Planning ahead is the key to eating healthier! This weekend I’m craving my layered summer pasta salad. Simple, colorful, fresh. I was feeling a little adventurous today and decided to add some pea shoots!
Layered Summer Pasta Salad
1 cup whole-wheat penne pasta
1 cup cucumbers, sliced 1/4 inch thick then quartered
1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 1/2 cups baby spinach leaves, torn
1 cup pea shoots, roughly chopped
1/3 cup Italian dressing
1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse.
2. Layer ingredients in a clear bowl starting with the pasta and finishing with the pea shoots.
3. Drizzle dressing over salad and mix well before serving.