Picnic Pasta Salad

Picnic Pasta Salad

This quick and easy pasta salad features the fresh flavors of veggies and herbs.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

2:20

Hrs:Mins

Makes

12

servings

1
package (16 ounces) rotini pasta
1
can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1
cup Italian dressing
1
tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1
tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves or 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1
cup sliced fresh mushrooms (3 ounces)
5
roma (plum) tomatoes, coarsely chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1
large cucumber, coarsely chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1
medium red onion, chopped
1
can (2 1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  1. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  2. Mix tomato sauce, dressing, basil and oregano in large bowl. Add pasta and remaining ingredients; toss. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours until chilled but no longer than 48 hours.
Makes 12 servings
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Did You Know...
Rotini is actually just a skinnier version of rotelle--another spiral-shaped pasta. You can use tricolored rotini in this salad just for fun!
Substitution
Use a different pasta for a twist to this go-on-a-picnic salad!

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 245
    • (Calories from Fat 90 ),
  • Total Fat 10 g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 g,),
  • Cholesterol 5 mg;
  • Sodium 340 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 36 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3 g,
  • Protein 6 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.