Insalata Italiana

Insalata Italiana
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Insalata di Italia

Francesca Borgognone

Insalata di Italia

Not to be a bit boasty or anything, but when cooking, there are a whole lot of fantastic Italian ingredients. Rich cheeses, salty, cured meats, oily olives — are you salivating yet? — are ideal and will always make a great spread as a starter or a dream base for a killer recipe. 

Such is the story of this pasta salad — a food lover's dream. Try not to eat more than one dish, let's see how you do. 

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Directions

Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Cook the pasta until al dente. Drain and set aside in the refrigerator to cool. In a bowl, combine the meats and cheeses with the olives and arugula. After an hour or so, combine the pasta with the mixture. Fold in the olive oil, vinegar, garlic powder, and mustard. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving. 

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

310 kcal

Daily value:

16%

Servings:

6
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 35 g
  • Protein 18 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 12 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 225 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 17 µg
  • Vitamin B-12 1 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 3 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 9 µg
  • Alanine 1 g
  • Arginine 1 g
  • Ash 2 g
  • Aspartic acid 1 g
  • Calcium, Ca 70 mg
  • Carotene, beta 69 µg
  • Cholesterol 55 mg
  • Choline, total 7 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 4 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 4 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 2 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 5 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 3 g
  • Folate, DFE 23 µg
  • Folate, food 11 µg
  • Folate, total 25 µg
  • Folic acid 7 µg
  • Glutamic acid 2 g
  • Glycine 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 2 mg
  • Kaempferol 1 mg
  • Leucine 1 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 103 µg
  • Lycopene 347 µg
  • Lysine 1 g
  • Magnesium, Mg 30 mg
  • Niacin 4 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 168 mg
  • Potassium, K 389 mg
  • Retinol 7 µg
  • Selenium, Se 8 µg
  • Sodium, Na 450 mg
  • Sugars, total 4 g
  • Valine 1 g
  • Water 173 g
  • Zinc, Zn 2 mg
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