Melon, Mint, and Parm Pasta Salad: Putting all the others to shame!

Looking for a light and healthy summer pasta salad? Look no further. This 250 calorie per serving pasta salad is delicious! It is a great side dish for a picnic or can work as a full meal on its own. Cook up your favorite pasta (for this one I love penne). Throw it in the fridge to chill (make sure it has some olive oil so that it won’t stick).  Pull it out, toss it with a tablespoon of olive oil, and throw in these 5 ingredients. The amounts are based on three cups of cooked pasta. If you are cooking for a larger group you may need to double or triple the recipe.IMG_6770

1/2 cup cubed fresh cantaloupe

2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves either whole or chopped

2 ounces of thinly sliced prosciutto

1.5 ounces shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

freshly ground pepper to top it off

I’m just about to dig into tasty treat dished out by Cooking Light last June 2013! Try it out and let me know what you think! If you aren’t a prosciutto lover, you can always substitute grilled or rotisserie chicken breast. Still just as yummy!

From The Mom in Me, MD

 

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