Italian Pasta & Tomato Salad
8
servings
20 min
PREP TIME
50 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Pasta

8 ounces (2 1/3 cups) uncooked dried penne pasta

Salad

1/4 pound (1 cup) Cheddar cheese, cubed 1/2-inch

2 medium (2 cups) tomatoes, cubed 1-inch

2 medium (2 cups) zucchini, sliced 1/4-inch

Dressing

1/2 cup Italian vinaigrette dressing

1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves  

1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves  

Lettuce leaves

 

 *Substitute 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves. **Substitute 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water; drain.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine pasta and all salad ingredients in bowl.

  3. STEP 3

    Stir together all dressing ingredients except lettuce leaves in another bowl. Add dressing to salad; toss to coat. Cover; refrigerate at least 30 minutes. Serve salad on lettuce leaves.

Nutrition

240Calories
12Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
210Sodium (mg)
25Carbohydrates (g)
1.5Dietary Fiber
8Protein (g)

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  August 10, 2010

I made this recipe for a birthday party. Instead of lining the bowl with lettuce leaves, I lined the rim of the bowl with some of the zucchini slices. Everyone tried it, liked it, and asked for the recipe. I will definitely make it again.

— says Sharon
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  July 08, 2010

It is way too hot to grill outside or cook long big heavy meals. This is a delicious, easy, healthy, and inexpensive dish. I love making these types of dishes during the summer because everything is so fresh this time of year. I make this as a complement side dish to marinated grilled boneless chicken breast that I cook on my George.

— says Kathleen
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