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    Hearty Vegetarian Pasta Salad

    Hearty Vegetarian Pasta Salad. Photo by easyfrenchfood

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    15 mins

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    Elise and family's Note:

    A family favourite for hot summer days. We love the avocado, tomato, cheese, peppers, and fresh herbs (when we can find them!).

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    1. 1
      Cook pasta.
    2. 2
      Combine olive oil, salt and pepper, fresh herbs and chili peppers. Let stand.
    3. 3
      Peel and dice avocado (scoop out small pieces if it's too ripe to chop). Prepare tomato, cheese and peppers.
    4. 4
      When pasta is cooked, drain and rinse under cold water.
    5. 5
      Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, add dressing, and mix well to coat. Serve and enjoy!
    6. 6
      * For a more tangy dressing, add balsamic vinegar to the dressing mixture and blend.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 04, 2009


      An absolutely delicious salad! I made it yesterday for a 4th of July picnic, and my family loved it. The oil and seasonings added a light flavoring, allowing most of the taste to come from the fresh veggies and pasta. I chose to use fresh basil leaves and elbow macaroni, and I swapped the avocado for a cucumber and included a small can of sliced black olives with jalapeno peppers. I also used pepper jack cheddar cheese, which added a delightful spiciness to the salad. Thanks for sharing this recipe; I will use it again!

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    • on May 21, 2009


      This recipe works just great. I used penne rigate pasta because I couldn't find the rotini, Cantal cheese in place of the cheddar, and opted for the fresh basil. My family gobbled it up. I served them bbq chicken too, but this seems hearty enough for a vegetarian meal. I liked that all it has for dressing is olive oil letting the yummy veggies shine through.

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    • on December 16, 2011

      A great quick-and-easy pasta salad for lunch or a light dinner. I definitely added the balsamic vinegar - about 1 T. for each 2 T. of oil. Also great with mozzarella cheese chunks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Hearty Vegetarian Pasta Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (584 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1186.1
    Calories from Fat 336
    Total Fat 37.4 g
    Saturated Fat 8.1 g
    Cholesterol 17.3 mg
    Sodium 131.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 178.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 16.6 g
    Sugars 11.2 g
    Protein 35.8 g

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