Tomato Basil Pasta Salad

Caprese salad and pasta combine to make a tasty pasta salad!

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 2 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 24

Ingredients

2
lb plum (Roma) tomatoes, chopped (8 to 10 medium)
4
garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1/2
cup olive or vegetable oil
1/2
cup chopped fresh basil leaves
8
oz mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (2 cups)
1
package (1 lb) rotini pasta
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 In large bowl, mix tomatoes, garlic, salt, pepper, oil, basil and mozzarella cheese. Cover; refrigerate 2 hours to blend flavors.
  • 2 Meanwhile, cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain.
  • 3 In large serving bowl, mix cooked pasta and tomato mixture until well combined. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top of salad.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    170
    (
    Calories from Fat
    70),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    8g
    8%
    (Saturated Fat
    2 1/2g,
    2 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    5mg
    5%;
    Sodium
    240mg
    240%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    18g
    18%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Protein
    6g
    6%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    8%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1 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; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
    © 2013 ®/TM General Mills All Rights Reserved