Hearty Soybean and Cheddar Pasta Salad

Looking for a meatless dinner? Then check out this pasta salad packed with soybean, veggies and cheddar cheese – a hearty meal.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 6

Ingredients

Dressing

3
tablespoons canola or olive oil
1/4
cup red wine vinegar
1
teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/4
teaspoon garlic powder

Salad

1
cup uncooked penne pasta (3 oz)
1
box (10 oz) frozen soybeans (about 2 cups)
2
large tomatoes, coarsely chopped (2 cups)
1
medium cucumber, coarsely chopped (1 cup)
2
small yellow bell peppers, coarsely chopped (1 cup)
3
oz Cheddar cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (3/4 cup)
  • 1 In small bowl, beat all dressing ingredients with wire whisk until well mixed.
  • 2 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  • 3 Meanwhile, cook soybeans as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  • 4 In large bowl, toss pasta, soybeans, remaining salad ingredients and dressing. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    270
    (
    Calories from Fat
    130),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    15g
    15%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    350mg
    350%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    22g
    22%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    5g
    5%
    ),
    Protein
    12g
    12%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    90%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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