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Low Carb High Protein Fusilli Salad

Posted by Andrew Boyd from Carb Freedom

Serves 2

This colourful pasta dish combines olives, cabbage, feta cheese and low-carb pasta spirals and is the perfect way to enjoy a healthy lunch. We recommend Fusilli as it captures the feta cheese, but feel free to experiment with other low carb pasta options.

This dish also works well with the addition of croutons, for that extra crunch.

Ingredients
200g of Carb Freedom High Protein Pasta
100g of Feta Cheese
½ Red Capsicum
½ Yellow Capsicum
¼ red cabbage
1 Small Red Onion
16 Olives
2 Tbsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper
Basil
Preparation
Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil over high heat. Add the Pasta to boiling salted water and cook for 15 minutes or until Al-dente.

Meanwhile finely chop the onion and place in a large mixing bowl.

Julienne (cut into thin strips) the capsicum and add to the onion.  

Shred the cabbage and mix in with the onion and capsicum, along with the olives.

Mix the salad together in the bowl.

When the pasta is cooked, drain and set aside.

Crumble the feta with your hands over the salad [you want small pieces for the best result] and add the pasta, the warm pasta will slightly melt the Feta and create a creamy sauce.

Dress with olive oil and mix well. And add Salt and pepper to taste.
Serve in a bowl with finely shredded basil.

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