This Low-Carb Pasta Salad Is So Tasty, You’ll Want to Make It For Every Party This Summer

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If you follow a low-carb diet, you know holidays and other family gatherings require some creative meal planning. Summertime is no different with its endless array of barbecue, indulgent sides, and sweet treats. Take pasta salad: you could simply swap in some whole-grain noodles, depending on your daily budget for carbs, but this recipe takes it a step further, replacing pasta with zucchini and heavier ingredients like mayo with light and refreshing pesto sauce.

The best part is this dish won’t cost you a fortune, even if you’re feeding a crowd. There are only six ingredients, which you can find at any grocery store. (That said, if your grocer doesn’t carry prepped zucchini noodles, you can spiralize your own.) I picked up these low-carb staples at Trader Joe’s.

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The chicken marinade comes together in less than a minute, using only balsamic dressing, black pepper, garlic powder, and salt. Just watch for added sugars in store-bought dressings and choose one that fits your carbs. For a vegetarian twist, simply substitute tofu for chicken.

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For a pop of color, add diced cherry tomatoes to the mix. You can also toss in any other toppings you prefer, like black olives. Mozzarella balls are also a must for some added fat and texture — they are super creamy and really stand out in this dish. Let’s dig in!

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Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific


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