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Mediterranean Pasta Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Mediterranean Pasta Salad recipe? Learn how to make Mediterranean Pasta Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lbbylb

Makes 16 servings



This recipe was originally with Israeli Cous cous but was made with the pasta instead. Meant to be served cold but is also nice warm. Great flavor, very light. Serving size is 1/2 cup.

Recipe Ingredients for Mediterranean Pasta Salad

1 lb. Pasta, Acini De PePe
3 tbsp Olive Oil
1/4 cup Olive Oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
5 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup lemon juice (2 lemons)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 cup fresh basil, chopped
1/2 cup fresh mint, chopped
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Recipe Directions for Mediterranean Pasta Salad

  1. Place garlic and 3 tbsp. olive oil im medium sauce pan and sautee.

  2. Add the pasta and cook until toasted and lightly browned

  3. Bring chicken stock and juice of one lemon to a boil and add it to the browned pasta.

  4. Reduce the heat and simmer until pasta is al dente, about 8-10 minutes

  5. Drain and rinse the pasta

  6. In a bowl, toss the cooked pasta with lemon juice, zest, salt, pepper and olive oil and let it cool.

  7. Once pasta is room temperature add fresh herbs, dried cranberries, and almonds.

  8. Toss to combine and serve.

Categories

Herbs, Pasta, Side Dish, Mediterranean

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 124.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
157
Calories from Fat
71
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.9g
12%
Saturated Fat
1.0g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
21mg
7%
Sodium
545mg
23%
Potassium
107mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
17.4g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0.6g
2%
Sugars
0.5g
Protein
4.2g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 2% Iron 8%
* 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
B-
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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