Colorful Pasta Salad Recipe

Colorful Pasta Salad Recipe
Staff Writer

Taste of Home

This pasta salad recipe features sweet pineapple, crunchy vegetables, and refreshing cilantro in a tangy dressing.

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5
Servings
257
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked tricolor spiral pasta
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup fresh snow peas, halved
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced carrot
  • 1/2 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup Italian salad dressing

Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, drain pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup juice. In a large bowl, combine the pineapple, snow peas, carrot, cucumber and reserved pineapple juice.

Drain pasta and rinse with cold water. Add to pineapple mixture. Sprinkle with cilantro. Drizzle with salad dressing and toss to coat. Chill until serving.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
20g
29%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
65mg
22%
Carbohydrate, by difference
1g
1%
Protein
18g
39%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
6mg
1%
Choline, total
39mg
9%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
14mg
4%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
142mg
20%
Selenium, Se
23µg
42%
Sodium, Na
487mg
32%
Water
48g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Pasta Salad Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Pasta Salad Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.