Tomato-Pasta Salad

Savor the flavor that fresh herbs, green onions and garlic provide in this make-ahead macaroni mixture.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 16 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
package (7 ounces) small pasta shells
2
medium tomatoes, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
2
medium green onions, chopped (2 tablespoons)
2
garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/4
cup chopped fresh parsley
2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
2
teaspoons chopped fresh basil leaves or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon coarsely cracked pepper

  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  • 2 Mix remaining ingredients. Toss pasta and tomato mixture. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled.

Expert Tips

Veggie burgers feeling a little lonely? This salad is just the right accompaniment.

Tomatoes a little green? Seal them in a brown paper bag and store at room temperature until ripe and ready to go!

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
45 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5 g
5 %
(Saturated Fat
1 g,
1 %
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
200 mg
200 %;
Total Carbohydrate
27 g
27 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
5 g
5 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.