Hot Pot Garden Pasta Salad

This simple hot pot garden pasta is perfect for the weekend when you're cleaning out your dorm refrigerator. You can...
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This simple hot pot garden pasta is perfect for the weekend when you're cleaning out your dorm refrigerator. You can toss in almost any vegetable to complement this dish.

2
Servings
230
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  Cup  uncooked rotini pasta
  • 2  Ounces  bottle Italian salad dressing
  • 3/8  cucumbers, chopped
  • tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2  Ounce  grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  Italian seasoning

Directions

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil in your hot pot. Place pasta in the hot pot, cook until al dente, and drain.

In a large bowl, toss the cooked pasta with the Italian dressing, cucumbers, tomatoes, and green onions. In a small bowl, mix the Parmigiano-Reggiano and Italian seasoning, and gently mix into the salad. Cover, and refrigerate until serving.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
34g
26%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
15mg
2%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
22µg
6%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
49mg
15%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
119mg
17%
Selenium, Se
35µg
64%
Sodium, Na
312mg
21%
Water
86g
3%
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.