Popular dishes such as pasta salad can be given a great flavour boost with the addition of fresh prawns and a serve of asparagus. Add salad to your pasta meal with a zingy yoghurt dressing and you'll have a gourmet treat whipped up in minutes.
250g dried pasta
250g medium cooked prawns, peeled (= 500g unshelled)
1 Lebanese cucumber, seeded and sliced
1 bunch thin asparagus
1 red onion, very thinly sliced
Grated black pepper
Sprigs fresh dillYoghurt Dressing:
1/2 cup low fat yoghurt
1/4 cup oil free Italian dressing
2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon waterMethod:
1. Place pasta in a large pot of boiling water and cook until tender but al dente. Rinse under cold water and drain.
2. Cook asparagus until tender but still crisp. Combine pasta with prawns, cucumber, asparagus and onion in a large bowl.
3. Combine yoghurt dressing ingredients in a bowl, mixing well until smooth. Just before serving drizzle salad with dressing, black pepper and dill.
Adjusting your family's eating habits to get more 'good-for-you' foods on the table will see your clan gain a whole range of health benefits, and can even help keep their weight in check.
It's as simple as using more foods with the goodness of grains - they're delicious, quick and easy to work into the daily family meal plan.
Grain foods are not hard to find - they are many of the foods we love to eat every day such as pastas, breads, breakfast cereals, crispbreads, rice, couscous, barley, corn and oats.