Italian Pasta & Tomato Salad

Italian Pasta & Tomato Salad
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2 Reviews
Choose vine-ripened tomatoes and fresh zucchini to pair with penne pasta in this flavorful pasta salad.
20 min
Prep Time
50 min
Total Time
8 servings

Ingredients

Pasta

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

Salad

1/4 pound (1 cup)
Land O Lakes® 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.

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  2. Combine pasta and all salad ingredients in bowl.
  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.

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Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

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

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

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.

Rating

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.

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