Gazpacho Pasta Salad for a Crowd

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 25 min
  • Servings 22

Ingredients

1
package (16 oz) rotini pasta
4
large tomatoes, seeded, chopped (about 4 cups)
1
large unpeeled cucumber, seeded, chopped (about 2 cups)
1/2
medium red onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
1
cup spicy hot vegetable juice
1/3
cup red wine vinegar
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
teaspoons salt or to taste
1
teaspoon red pepper sauce
2/3
cup olive oil
1
cup chopped fresh cilantro

Steps

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  • 1
    Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix pasta, tomatoes, cucumber and onion.
  • 3
    In small bowl, mix vegetable juice, vinegar, garlic, salt and red pepper sauce. Add oil; beat with whisk until blended. Stir in cilantro. Pour over pasta mixture and toss to combine. Cover; refrigerate 2 hours or until chilled. Stir before serving.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • Seeding cucumbers is easy if you first slice the cucumber in half, then use a teaspoon to scoop out the seeds.
  • Garnish the salad with sliced avocado and additional cilantro leaves.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving (1/2 Cup)
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
330mg
14%
Potassium
160mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
20g
7%
Dietary Fiber
1g
7%
Sugars
2g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
6%
6%
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; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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