Italian Pasta Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Italian pasta salad recipe? Learn how to make Italian pasta salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by loriwysong

Makes 6 servings



From Food network with a few changes

Recipe Ingredients for Italian pasta salad

3 g fresh basil, stemmed and leaves chopped (about 2 cups)
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound Rotini Tri Color Pasta
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, cut into cubes
2 tablespoons ripe olives, halved and pitted
1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Recipe Directions for Italian pasta salad

  1. Vinaigrette: In a blender, add the basil, vinegar, garlic, mustard, salt and pepper. Blend until the herbs are finely chopped. With the machine running, drizzle in the olive oil until the dressing is smooth.

  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes.

  3. Drain pasta.

  4. In a large bowl, toss together the cooked pasta with the remaining salad ingredients. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Serve.

Categories

Salads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 142.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
550
Calories from Fat
267
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
29.7g
46%
Saturated Fat
4.4g
22%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Sodium
365mg
15%
Potassium
63mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
57.5g
19%
Dietary Fiber
3.4g
14%
Sugars
3.6g
Protein
11.0g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 43%
Calcium 4% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C-
  Good points
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
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