Pronto Pesto Pasta

Enjoy your dinner with vegetables and pasta salad - perfect for Italian cuisine that is ready in 20 minutes.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 4

Ingredients

Salad

4
oz. (1 1/2 cups) uncooked rotini (spiral pasta)
1 1/2
cups halved zucchini slices
4
Italian plum tomatoes, sliced
1
cup sliced fresh mushrooms
2
tablespoons chopped red onion

Dressing

1/2
cup purchased reduced-calorie Italian salad dressing
3
tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1
tablespoon crumbled blue cheese
1/8
teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 Cook rotini to desired doneness as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine zucchini, tomatoes, mushrooms and onion; mix gently.
  • 3 Drain rotini; rinse with cold water. Drain well. Add to zucchini mixture.
  • 4 In blender container, combine all dressing ingredients; blend until well mixed. Pour over salad; toss gently. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving time. If desired, garnish with fresh basil leaves and grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
    Calories
    190
    (
    Calories from Fat
    50),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    6g
    6%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    280mg
    280%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    29g
    29%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    5g
    5%
    ),
    Protein
    5g
    5%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    25%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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