Minestrone Salad

Minestrone Salad

If you like the flavor of minestrone soup you'll love this Italian-style salad.

30 min.prep time 2:35total time
8 servings
000 Ratings



4 ounces uncooked dried vermicelli or angel hair pasta (capellini), broken into 2-inch pieces
1 cup matchstick carrots
1 cup grape tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1 medium (1 cup) zucchini, cut into julienne strips
1 medium (1 cup) yellow bell pepper, coarsely chopped
1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans, rinsed, drained
1 (6-ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained
1/4 pound (1/2-inch thick slice) LAND O LAKES® Deli Monterey Jack Cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes


1/2 cup red wine vinaigrette
Salt and pepper, as desired
Fresh spinach leaves, if desired


Cook vermicelli according to package directions. Rinse with cold water; drain. Set aside.

In large bowl combine vermicelli and all remaining salad ingredients except vinaigrette.

Pour vinaigrette over salad; toss to coat. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours. Serve on fresh spinach leaves, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 220

Fat: 9g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 350mg

Carbohydrates: 27g

Dietary Fiber: 4g

Protein: 9g

Recipe #8067B©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Comment On This Recipe

Please correct the item(s) in red below:
0 Please select a rating

Email address will not be published

Please note, all submissions are screened for content deemed appropriate by Land O'Lakes. Comments are published within 3 business days.
Thank you, your comment has been submitted for approval


Your friend thought you might be interested in Minestrone Salad

Latest Blog

Even the Pickiest Eaters Will Love These Chicken Enchiladas
January 13, 2015 by Mallory

We’re entering a new phase in our life as new parents – the dinnertime meltdown stage (or the “witching hour” as I like to call it). We rush home from daycare, singing “Wheels on the Bus” as many times as it takes to keep him entertained on the 10-minute car ride. It’s the same song and dance when we get home, while his daddy finishes up work and I’m hectically trying to empty the dishwasher, make dinner and keep our little guy from hiding the dog food between the couch cushions. More ...

The Simple Rewards® Club is your personal online resource for exclusive offers and information. It’s also our way of saying “thank you” for trusting Land O’Lakes and inviting us into your home. Membership is free, so sign up today.

FREE Sign Up Includes:
  • Our Measuring Cup® Newsletter Preview »
  • Money-Saving and Exclusive Offers
  • Online Recipe Box

Already a Member? Sign In.


YES. Send me the Measuring Cup® Newsletter.
Cancel and Go Back

Forgot Your Password?

Please correct the items(s) in red below

    We'll email instructions to the address you used to register.

    Reset My Password Cancel and Go Back

    Confirmation Email Sent

    We've sent a confirmation email to the address associated with your account. Check your email and follow the link within 3 hours in order to complete the password reset process.


    Welcome Back!

    If you are already a member, please sign in.

    Not a Simple Rewards Member? Join Now. Forgot Your Password?

    Check Your Email

    Look for an email soon with instructions to reset your password.

    If you did not receive the email, please check your email junk folder (just in case) or contact us.

    Hi, I'm Becky. I'm eager to share my best ideas and favorite recipes from my 20+ years in the Land O'Lakes Test Kitchen. I'm also excited to help with any questions you have about cooking and baking with Land O Lakes® products. Some of the questions and answers will be published in our newsletter, The Measuring Cup®. Please use the short form below to ask your questions, or share your tip or memory.

    Please correct the item(s) in red below

    *These fields are required


    Your question has been submitted.

    Close Window