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Tuscan Pasta Salad

Planning a picnic? Pack this pleasing vinaigrette-dressed salad and get ready to relax!

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  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 25 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

3
cups uncooked bow-tie (farfalle) pasta (8 oz)
4
oz hard salami, cut into thin strips about 1x1/4 inch
1
medium red bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1/2
medium red onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
1/3
cup red wine vinegar
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/2
cup olive oil
1
package (9 oz) romaine salad mix or 6 cups torn romaine
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (2 oz)

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Directions

  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix pasta, salami, bell pepper and onion.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix vinegar, garlic and pepper. Add oil; beat with whisk until blended. Pour over pasta mixture and toss to combine. Cover; refrigerate 2 hours or until chilled.
  • 4 Just before serving, add romaine and toss to combine. Sprinkle with cheese.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

If you're a pepperoni fan, substitute it for the salami.

This salad may be prepared the day before—except don’t add the romaine until right before serving time so it doesn’t wilt.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (1 1/2 Cups)
Calories
340
(
Calories from Fat
180),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
20%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
510mg
510%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
11g
11%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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