One of my favorite foods to eat currently is Low Carb Mock Pasta Salad. I have been eating lower carbs, and when you eat a low carb diet, you pretty much have to skip pasta. Well I LOVE Italian Pasta Salad. It is one of my favorite summer treats. Fresh tomatoes, fresh cucumbers, string cheese, pasta and Italian dressing. I came up with this recipe to be able to still get a similar flavor and crunch that I do with Pasta salad, but skipping the pasta. This dish is naturally gluten free, wheat free and can be made corn free/you just need to watch the Italian Dressing and String cheese for those pesky ingredients.
One of the reasons why I like making this so much, is it’s so easy! The Low Carb Mock Pasta Salad is even easier as you don’t need to boil noodles. The hardest part is peeling the string cheese! I love those kinds of recipes.
I purchase a fresh bag of Broccoli Slaw at Walmart. That is the grocery store that I have close by. The only ingredients are Shaved Broccoli, Red Cabbage and Shaved Carrots. You want to pick it up fresh, do not get the bags on clearance as the older bags will have a very strong Broccoli smell and it’s just too overpowering for this dish. If you cannot find something comparable at your local grocery store, you can make zoodles, Peel lengthwise, carrots, broccoli stems, cabbage (thin dice), or use a cheese grater. I did try this once with a Kale type slaw also from Walmart. I cannot recommend this as it smelled terrible and I couldn’t get more than a couple of bites in.