Pasta, Pea & Bell Pepper Salad Print
1 cup dry green or yellow split peas, rinsed
2 & 1/2 cups water
2/3 cup Italian salad dressing
8 ounces bow-tie pasta
1 & 1/2 cups cubed red, green and yellow bell peppers
Salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste

In a medium saucepan, bring peas and water to a boil.
Reduce heat, cover and simmer 25 - 30 minutes or until peas are just tender.
Drain, if necessary and transfer peas to a large bowl.
Stir salad dressing into peas and set aside.
Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions until they are just tender. Drain.
Toss pasta with peas and peppers.
Add salt and black pepper.
Serve warm or chill and serve cold.

Serves 6.

Nutritional Facts: Calories 363; Protein 12g; Carbohydrates 50g; Fiber 9g; Total Fat 14g; Saturated Fat 2g; Iron 2mg; Sodium 210mg; Folate 137mcg; Calcium 25mg; Magnesium 51mg
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