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Pasta Salad with Grapes and Pecans RecipePasta Salad with Grapes and Pecans


pasta salad w/ grapes and pecans recipe

Picnics and potluck dinners are not complete without pasta salad. Filled with sweet grapes, crunchy pecans, and a light dressing, this version saves you calories without sacrificing flavor. You can substitute your favorite pasta for the orzo, or use brown rice or whole-grain couscous.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/2 recipe
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.3g
2%Saturated Fat 0.3g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 1mg
Sodium 85mg
Total Carbohydrate 15.7g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 4.3g
Protein 2.2g
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Yield: 8 servings

Preparation time: 15 minutes


  • 2 cups cooked orzo pasta
  • 1 cup halved seedless red grapes
  • 1/4 cup chopped unsalted pecans
  • 3 green onions, whites, and greens thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder


  1. Combine the pasta, grapes, pecans, and onions in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. In a small dish, stir together the mayonnaise, yogurt, red wine vinegar, sugar, salt, and garlic powder. Stir well, until the sugar begins to dissolve.

Pour the dressing over the pasta and stir to coat all of the ingredients. Refrigerate 30 minutes before serving.

Lori Rice, M.S., is a nutritional scientist and author with a passion for healthy cooking, exercise physiology, and food photography.
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