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Suddenly Salad Contest - August, 2009
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Asiago Cheese-Chick Pea Pasta Salad

Enjoy this cheesy pasta salad made using Suddenly Salad® classic salad mix and Progresso® chick peas - a delicious side dish.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 1 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 10
 

Ingredients

1
box (7.75 oz) classic salad mix
2
tablespoons finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes in oil (from 7-oz jar)
3
tablespoons oil from sun-dried tomatoes
1/4
cup water
1/4
teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2
oz Asiago cheese, cut into 1/4-inch cubes (1/2 cup)
3
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2
tablespoons finely chopped red onion
1
plum (Roma) tomato, seeded, diced
6
fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
1
can (15 oz) Progresso® chick peas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Fill 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of water; heat to boiling. Add Pasta. Gently boil, uncovered, 12 minutes, stirring occasionally; drain. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain well.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine Seasoning mix from packet, sun-dried tomatoes and oil, water, black pepper and red pepper flakes. Add remaining ingredients; stir in cooked pasta. Refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors.
  • 1 Fill 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of water; heat to boiling. Add Pasta. Gently boil, uncovered, 12 minutes, stirring occasionally; drain. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain well.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine Seasoning mix from packet, sun-dried tomatoes and oil, water, black pepper and red pepper flakes. Add remaining ingredients; stir in cooked pasta. Refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
200
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
430mg
430%;
Total Carbohydrate
26g
26%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 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; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.