Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Low Cal Wednesday

I am sure glad I am not the weather man or woman. People would always be upset with you because you can not predict the weather. Take for instance on Sunday it was so beautiful I even put on my shorts. I have this thing I either like wearing turtlenecks and big sweaters or shorts and sandals I hate the in between. So as I was planing for the week I planed to make some different items like this fun fresh bow tie pasta. Who would know that we would have four of five inches of fresh white stuff falling. I still so badly wanted to be outside. You can see I took the picture from my table on the patio covered with melting snow. This salad was great I loved all of the flavors in the recipe. But after I made it not much flavor, so I tweaked it up a little. I added a chicken breast to ours cooked with a little more curry and lemon pepper.
Avocado and Apple Pasta Salad

8 ounces of bow tie pasta
1 green apple sliced and cored
1 ripe medium peeled and pitted sliced avocado
2 cans of pineapple chunks, drained
3/4 cup reduced fat sour cream
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon lemon pepper

Cook pasta in boiling salt water until tender about eight minutes. Drain. Rinse pasta under cold water cool. While the pasta is cooking in large bowl mix reduced non fat sour cream and curry powder, paprika and lemon pepper to blend. Fold in pineapple and apple. Mix pasta with sour cream and blend. Chill for about 30 minutes. Cut up avocado just as you are ready to serve, this is very important you do not want the avocado to turn dark.


Sara said...

I would have never thought to combine avocado with apple, what a great idea! This looks delicious, I love anything that involves avocado.

5 Star Foodie said...

Oh, that does sound delicious and perfect recipe for our light dinner today. I have an avocado that I have to use today and I was going to make the chilled soup again but I don't have any stock but I do have apples and pasta and I'll sub mango for pineapple - thank you for a great recipe!

teresa said...

What a great combination! THis looks wonderful!

Mary said...

This looks grand. Your fruit combinations are lovely - crunchy, creamy and sweet.

Cheryl said...

I agree with Sara, lovely combination! I am also dying for spring!

Lynda said...

With pineapple and avocado this salad has to be delicious!
Sorry about the white stuff; we have a chance for it later this week. I'm so ready for warm weather to stay!

Linda said...

Oh gosh, this looks sooo good. I am sending this to my daughter who is an avocado fanatic. She will love it. And I can't wait to try it too!

Pam said...

That happens to me too this time of the year. It's cold and blustery when I am planning my menu and then we end up sitting down to a big bowl of hot soup on a gorgeous spring day.

Claudia said...

This looks scrumptious. I am so glad I found your blog! It will be on my side as I make the grocery list this week.