Pasta Salad with Roasted Artichokes, Basil, Tomatoes, and Mozzarella

Pasta Salad with Roasted Artichokes, Basil, Tomatoes, and Mozzarella
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Pasta Salad with Roasted Artichokes, Basil, Tomatoes, and Mozzarella
Nina Fomufod
Pasta Salad with Roasted Artichokes, Basil, Tomatoes, and Mozzarella

Simple. Delicious. Inexpensive. Pasta salad is the quintessential summer dish.

The mozzarella in this salad adds a light saltiness, and the grape tomatoes offer juicy bursts of flavor. For those watching their carbs, you can slash the pasta and double up on the veggies. All of the healthy ingredients will keep your belly happy — and your wallet fat.

Need to feed a house full of hungry teens? Double this recipe and you’ll have enough to feed an army.

Click here to see 9 Amazing Artichoke Recipes.

2
Servings
827
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • baby artichokes
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2  Tablespoon  olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • 3 1/2  Cups  cooked farfalle pasta
  • 1  Cup  chopped basil leaves
  • 1/2  Cup  quartered grape tomatoes
  • 1/4  Pound  fresh salted mozzarella, cut into cubes
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Carefully rinse the baby artichokes and pat them dry. Cut off the stems and also the tops of the artichokes. Remove the outer layer of leaves from each artichoke and discard.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Coat a baking pan with cooking spray. Halve each artichoke lengthwise and place on the baking pan, flat side up. Drizzle each half with olive oil, and roast in the oven for 1 hour. Remove and allow them to cool.

In a large bowl, combine the pasta, artichokes, basil, tomatoes, mozzarella, and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Mix thoroughly, serve, and enjoy!

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
23%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
29mg
10%
Carbohydrate, by difference
137g
100%
Protein
37g
80%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
208mg
100%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
12µg
13%
Calcium, Ca
182mg
18%
Choline, total
49mg
12%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
16g
64%
Fluoride, F
20µg
1%
Folate, total
135µg
34%
Iron, Fe
9mg
50%
Magnesium, Mg
160mg
50%
Manganese, Mn
4mg
100%
Niacin
12mg
86%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
471mg
67%
Selenium, Se
108µg
100%
Sodium, Na
233mg
16%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
365g
14%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

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.

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