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Tomato Basil Pasta Salad

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Tomato Basil Pasta Salad
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 25 min
  • Servings 24
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Caprese salad and pasta combine to make a tasty Italian side dish.
Updated Nov 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

  • 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

170 Calories, 8g Total Fat, 6g Protein, 18g Total Carbohydrate, 1g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
Calories from Fat
70
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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