Cooking with your Grandkids can be fun!
Summer pool gatherings and BBQs are often full of less-than-nutritious food. Try sharing this delicious pasta salad that is easy to prepare and tastes as fresh as it sounds! It packs several highly nutritious vegetables and can efficiently serve as a full plant-based meal, especially if you choose to add one or more of the optional ingredients. Asparagus packs many vitamins, including A, B, C, E, and K as well fiber, folate, potassium, chromium, and essential minerals.
By Jaclyn Albin, MD, FAAP, FACP
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
16 oz pasta (any kind)
1 English cucumber
1 bell pepper (red, yellow, or orange)
1-pint cherry or grape tomatoes
1 bunch (approx. 8-10 oz) asparagus
1 small bunch fresh basil
6 oz feta cheese, crumbled
6 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp lime juice (juice from 1 lime)
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper