Instead of macaroni, use the “wheels” pasta to carry out the car theme. Ripe tomatoes, basil and fresh corn enhance this terrific side dish.
3/4 cup uncooked wheel-shaped pasta (about 3 1/2 ounces)
4 medium fresh tomatoes, cut into thin wedges
5 green onions, thinly sliced
1 cup thin slices halved English hothouse cucumber
1 cup fresh corn kernels
1 cup (packed) fresh basil leaves
1/3 cup plain nonfat yogurt
3 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 garlic cloves, peeled
Cook pasta in medium saucepan of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite. Drain. Rinse under cold water. Drain well. Transfer pasta to large bowl. Add tomatoes, green onions, cucumber and corn.
Blend basil, yogurt, mayonnaise, lime juice and garlic in processor until basil is finely chopped. Add basil dressing to macaroni mixture and toss to blend. Season salad with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared 4 hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate.) Serves 4.
Per serving: 218 calories; 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat; 21 percent calories from fat); 38 g carbohydrates; 4 mg cholesterol; 212 mg sodium; 7 g protein; 4 g fiber.