Gazpacho Pasta Salad for a Crowd

Reunion or other large gathering on the calendar? Prep this refreshing side dish in just 25 minutes and serve a gang with ease.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 25 min
  • Servings 22

Ingredients

1
package (16 oz) rotini pasta
4
large tomatoes, seeded, chopped (about 4 cups)
1
large unpeeled cucumber, seeded, chopped (about 2 cups)
1/2
medium red onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
1
cup spicy hot vegetable juice
1/3
cup red wine vinegar
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
teaspoons salt or to taste
1
teaspoon red pepper sauce
2/3
cup olive oil
1
cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix pasta, tomatoes, cucumber and onion.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix vegetable juice, vinegar, garlic, salt and red pepper sauce. Add oil; beat with whisk until blended. Stir in cilantro. Pour over pasta mixture and toss to combine. Cover; refrigerate 2 hours or until chilled. Stir before serving.

Expert Tips

Seeding cucumbers is easy if you first slice the cucumber in half, then use a teaspoon to scoop out the seeds.

Garnish the salad with sliced avocado and additional cilantro leaves.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (1/2 Cup)
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
330mg
330%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.