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Healthy Lunch Grains Macaroni 30 Minutes Toss Intermediate

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Shared by: Peggy T.
Yields 6 Portions

1 cup Macaroni
1/3 cup Olive oil
1/3 cup White wine vinegar
1/4 cup Fresh parsley; chopped
1/4 cup Water
1 1/2 teaspoons Basil; dried
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Pepper
1/2 teaspoon Sugar
14 ounces Red kidney beans; drained, rinsed
2 medium Carrots; thinly sliced
2 small Zucchini; thinly sliced
1 cup Celery; sliced
1 cup Sweet red pepper; diced
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese; freshly grated


Cook the macaroni according to package instructions for 8-10 minutes or until tender but firm; drain well. Don't rinse the pasta after draining.

In large bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, parsley, water, basil, salt, pepper and sugar. Stir in warm macaroni to coat well.

Add kidney beans, carrots, zucchini, celery, red pepper and parmesan cheese; toss to combine.

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