Greek Pasta Salad


Makes 4 servings


1/2 pound extra-lean (90% lean) ground beef
1/3 cup chopped fresh mint or 2 tablespoons dried mint leaves
1 clove garlic, minced
1-3/4 cups (about 6 ounces) small shell macaroni, cooked
10 cherry tomatoes, quartered
2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 red onion, cut into rings
1/4 cup reduced-calorie Italian dressing
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Salt and black pepper
Lettuce leaves


  1. Brown ground beef in medium skillet. Drain. Add mint and garlic; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  2. Spoon ground beef mixture into large bowl. Stir in pasta, tomatoes, cheese, red bell pepper and onion. Add dressing and lemon juice; toss lightly. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Serve on lettuce-covered salad plates.


Salad can be made up to 4 hours in advance.

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