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Gemelli with Fresh Green and Yellow Beans

Fresh beans and tomatoes add color and crunch to a simple pasta salad seasoned with tarragon vinegar.

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  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 18

Ingredients

2
cups uncooked gemelli pasta (8 oz)
4
oz fresh green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces (1 cup)
4
oz fresh yellow wax beans, cut into 2-inch pieces (1 cup)
1
pint (2 cups) grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4
cup vegetable oil
1/4
cup tarragon vinegar
1/2
teaspoon salt
3/4
cup shaved Parmesan cheese (3 oz)
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

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Directions

  • 1 Cook pasta as directed on package, adding green and yellow beans for last 5 minutes of cooking time; drain. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain well.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix pasta, beans and tomatoes.
  • 3 In small bowl, beat oil, vinegar and salt with wire whisk until well blended; stir into pasta mixture. Stir in 1/2 cup of the cheese. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors.
  • 4 Just before serving, stir salad; top with remaining 1/4 cup cheese and sprinkle with pepper.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
180mg
180%;
Total Carbohydrate
12g
12%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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