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Picnic Pasta Salad

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A touch of Italy in all time picnic favorite - a delicious pasta salad bursting with fresh flavors of veggies and herbs.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 26

Ingredients

1
package (16 oz) bow-tie (farfalle) pasta
1
can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1
cup Italian dressing
1
tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1
tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1
cup sliced fresh mushrooms (3 oz)
5
plum (Roma) tomatoes, coarsely chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1
large cucumber, coarsely chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1
medium red onion, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1
can (2 1/4 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained

Directions

  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix tomato sauce, dressing, basil and oregano. Add pasta and remaining ingredients; toss. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours until chilled but no longer than 48 hours.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take:

  • Calories 120
  • Fat 4 1/2g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Sodium 220mg

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
220mg
220%;
Total Carbohydrate
17g
17%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Did You Know?

Expert Tips

Omit mushrooms and use roasted red bell pepper slices instead.

Use cooked and drained tricolor tortellini for this salad recipe.

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We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/23/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
220mg
220%;
Total Carbohydrate
17g
17%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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