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Tomato Basil Pasta Salad

tomato basil pasta salad Entree
Tomato Basil Pasta Salad
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 25 min
  • Servings 24

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

Updated November 12, 2010

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

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  • 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.
 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
240mg
10%
Potassium
130mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
6%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
1g
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
4%
4%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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