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Decomposer Pasta Salad

Prep time: 15 minutes

Makes: 4 servings (1 Cup)


1/2 lb. whole grain spaghetti, dry

2 C. broccoli pieces

1 C. carrots (grated or peeled)

1 C. garbanzo beans

2 Tbsp. dill

3 Tbsp. olive oil

Pinch of salt and pepper

Parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Wash vegetables

  2. Fill ⅓ pot with water, add salt, bring water to a boil

  3. Break spaghetti in half, add to boiling water

  4. Allow spaghetti to cook for 8-10 minutes, strain, rinse with cold water, and add to medium bowl

  5. Chop broccoli into bite-size pieces, add to medium bowl

  6. Grate or peel carrots, add to medium bowl

  7. Open can of beans, drain, rinse and add to medium bowl

  8. Finely chop dill, add to medium bowl

  9. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle salt and pepper over ingredients in medium bowl

  10. Mix together ingredients in medium bowl

  11. Cover and place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to cool and enjoy!

Credit to the University of Minnesota Extension

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