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Picnic Pasta Salad

Picnic Pasta Salad
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 12
This quick and easy pasta salad features the fresh flavors of veggies and herbs.
Updated June 29, 2006

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

  • Rotini is actually just a skinnier version of rotelle--another spiral-shaped pasta. You can use tricolored rotini in this salad just for fun!
  • Use a different pasta for a twist to this go-on-a-picnic salad!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
245
Calories from Fat
90
Total Fat
10 g
Saturated Fat
1 g
Cholesterol
5 mg
Sodium
340 mg
Potassium
260 mg
Total Carbohydrate
36 g
Dietary Fiber
3 g
Protein
6 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
14%
14%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
12%
12%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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