Tomato Basil Pasta Salad

Tomato Basil Pasta Salad

Caprese salad and pasta combine to make a tasty Italian side dish.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

2:25

Hrs:Mins

Makes

24

servings

2
lb plum (Roma) tomatoes, chopped (8 to 10 medium)
4
garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1/2
cup olive or vegetable oil
1/2
cup chopped fresh basil leaves
8
oz mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (2 cups)
1
package (1 lb) rotini pasta
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese
  1. In large bowl, mix tomatoes, garlic, salt, pepper, oil, basil and mozzarella cheese. Cover; refrigerate 2 hours to blend flavors.
  2. Meanwhile, cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain.
  3. In large serving bowl, mix cooked pasta and tomato mixture until well combined. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top of salad.
Makes 24 servings (1/2 cup each)

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 170
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 5mg;
  • Sodium 240mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 18g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 1g),
  • Protein 6g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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;
    • 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.