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Ranch Spinach Pasta Salad

Makes 6 servingsSalad

Prep Time: 15 min

Ingredients:

  •    1  box classic pasta salad mix
  • 1/2  cup Ranch dressing
  •    1  Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  •    2  cups baby spinach leaves or small broccoli florets
  • 3/4  cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2  cup sliced cucumber, halved
  • 1/2  cup julienne (matchstick-cut) carrots
  •    2  Tablespoons chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves

Cooking Directions:

Empty contents of pasta mix into 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of boiling water.

  1. Gently boil uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  2. Drain pasta and rinse with cold water. Shake to drain well.

  3. In medium bowl, stir contents of seasoning mix, the dressing and lemon juice until blended.

  4. Stir in pasta and ranch dressing, lemon juice, broccoli, tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, and basil.

  5. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

  6. Store any remaining salad covered in the refrigerator.

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Make pasta mix following High Altitude directions on box.

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