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Mediterranean Rigatoni Salad

Mediterranean Rigatoni Salad
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 12
Looking for a flavorful Mediterranean side dish using Beans? Then check out this yummy pasta salad that’s made with veggies - ready in just 20 minutes.
Updated October 19, 2016

Ingredients

Pasta

  • 4 oz. (1 1/2 cups) uncooked rigatoni (pasta tubes with ridges)

Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

Salad

  • 1 (15-oz.) can garbanzo beans or Progresso™ Chickpeas, drained, rinsed
  • 1 (2 1/4-oz.) can sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 2 small tomatoes, seeded, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, seeded, coarsely chopped
  • 1 (10-oz.) pkg. Italian-blend mixed salad greens
  • 2 oz. (1/2 cup) crumbled feta cheese

Steps

  • 1
    Cook pasta to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in jar with tight-fitting lid, combine all dressing ingredients; shake well.
  • 3
    In large bowl, combine garbanzo beans, olives, onions, tomatoes and cucumber; mix gently. Add cooked rigatoni. Pour dressing over salad; mix gently. If desired, cover and refrigerate until serving time.
  • 4
    To serve, arrange salad greens on serving platter or individual salad plates. Spoon salad over greens; sprinkle with cheese.

  • Garbanzo beans or chickpeas are popular in Mediterranean, Indian and Middle Eastern cooking. Pale in color, these irregular-shaped beans have a mild, nutty flavor and a firm texture. Garbanzo beans work well in soups and salads because they retain their shape, even after cooking.
  • Penne or mostaccioli pasta can be substituted for the rigatoni. Greek kalamata or French niçoise olives can be substitute for the ripe olives.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cup
Calories
130
Calories from Fat
50
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Sodium
210mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
15g
5%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
1g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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