Perfect Pasta Salad

by Bailey Zygutis, Nutritionist, Vitruvian Fitness

Green bell peppers are a great source of vitamins C and A, which makes them an awesome ingredient for immune health and this dish! They’re also a good source of folate, which promotes healthy growth and heart health.

  • 8 oz Fusilli pasta
  • 16 oz Ground turkey
  • 1/2 can Black beans
  • 2 Green bell peppers
  • 2 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 cup Arugula
  • 2 tbs Red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbs Olive oil
  • Pink salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste

1. In medium-large sauce pan, add water and bring to boil. Salt when water comes to boil then add fusilli pasta.

2. Brown ground turkey in nonstick sauce pan and drain excess fat; remove from heat then add olive oil and diced green bell peppers.

3. Cool until peppers soften, then add diced tomato. Cook together for 1-2 minutes while draining black beans. Toss in cooked turkey, drained black beans and remove from heat.

4. Drain pasta, leaving about 1/4 cup pasta water, then combine with ingredients from sauce pan. Add in arugula, cover to let wilt, then add in pink salt and black pepper before removing from head and adding red wine vinegar.

Serves 4 | Prep Time 30 mins