Summer Pasta Salad
Spice Level: 🌶️🌶️
Kicking your pasta salad game up a notch with this hot or cold pasta - you can't go wrong either way. Light, bright and filling - perfect summer lunch or dinner on the go or with a glass of wine.
Very versatile this dish is as easy as cutting the bags open and tossing together or submerging into a pot of simmering water for about 5 minutes followed by tossing together. Top with tofu feta for creamy yum!
This salad is rich in vitamins (A, B complex, C, K) and iron. The recipe has added parsley, a superpowered aromatic herb that fights bacteria, parasites and fungus. This herb is packed full of vitamins and minerals.
Vitamin A: Providing over 165% of the minimum daily requirement for Vitamin A, this dish supports the immune and inflammatory functions throughout the digestive tract. Kale is one of the best sources of vitamin A, and arugula, tomatoes, and parsley very good sources of Vitamin A.
Vitamin B Complex: B vitamins are building blocks for a healthy body and help turn other nutrients into energy, and maintain a healthy metabolism. Whole wheat pasta is rich in folate (B9 - supports fetal development and growth, and can help prevent cognitive decline).
Vitamin C: Vitamin C helps prevent damage to cells and helps absorb iron in the intestine. Kale contains some of the highest levels of Vitamin C, with zucchini also being a very good source.
Vitamin K: Key to helping regulate the body’s inflammatory process, many components in this dish (kale, arugula, parsley) provide excellent sources of vitamin K.
Iron: Eating foods rich in iron such as whole grain pasta and beans will help support transportation of vital oxygen throughout the body.