Italian Pasta Salad Recipe
This Italian pasta salad is one of my favorite easy pasta salad recipes.
Cold pasta salad recipes are great every day side dishes, but they are perfect for entertaining too.
Make the dressing by shaking together in a jar the lemon juice, olive oil, balsamic and red wine vinegars.
Chop the green onions and place them in a large serving bowl. Add the olives. Drain the artichoke hearts, cut them into quarters and add them. Slice the red pepper very thinly. Add the pepper slices to the bowl. Add the cooked, drained pasta. Pour the dressing over all and mix well. Add the tomatoes and mix lightly again. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Makes about 8 servings.
Notes and Variations:
Nutritional Analysis Per Serving
Calories 322; Calories from Fat 146; Total Fat 16.2g; Saturated Fat 2.2g; Trans Fat 0.0g; Cholesterol 41mg; Sodium 277mg; Total Carbohydrates 37.6g; Dietary Fiber 2.0g; Sugars 3.0g; Protein 7.2g; Vitamin A 15%; Vitamin C 42%; Calcium 5%; Iron 18%
(Percentages based on a 2000 calorie per day diet)
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Did You Know?...
For summer picnics and barbecues a pasta salad with Italian dressing is always welcome.
It works well all year round too. Use this salad as an every day side dish or on a buffet table with a mix of other foods.
This Italian pasta salad recipe is so easy to prepare, and so delicious you will make it over and over again.
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Al dente is Italian for "to the tooth". It means pasta that is cooked until it is not quite soft all the way through. Al dente cooked pasta will hold its texture with the salad dressing added to it much better that well cooked, mushy pasta.