Gemelli with Fresh Green and Yellow Beans

Fresh beans and tomatoes add color and crunch to a simple pasta salad seasoned with tarragon vinegar.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 1 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 18

Ingredients

2
cups uncooked gemelli pasta (8 oz)
4
oz fresh green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces (1 cup)
4
oz fresh yellow wax beans, cut into 2-inch pieces (1 cup)
1
pint (2 cups) grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4
cup vegetable oil
1/4
cup tarragon vinegar
1/2
teaspoon salt
3/4
cup shaved Parmesan cheese (3 oz)
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Cook pasta as directed on package, adding green and yellow beans for last 5 minutes of cooking time; drain. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain well.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix pasta, beans and tomatoes.
  • 3 In small bowl, beat oil, vinegar and salt with wire whisk until well blended; stir into pasta mixture. Stir in 1/2 cup of the cheese. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors.
  • 4 Just before serving, stir salad; top with remaining 1/4 cup cheese and sprinkle with pepper.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    100
    (
    Calories from Fat
    40),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    4 1/2g
    4 1/2%
    (Saturated Fat
    1 1/2g,
    1 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    180mg
    180%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    12g
    12%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    2%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    4%;
    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; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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