Picnic Pasta Salad

Picnic Pasta Salad
Staff Writer
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This pasta salad recipe is perfect for a picnic or outdoor gathering. Bring it to a large barbecue to feed and please a large crowd. Just don't tell them about the secret (but flavor-boosting) ingredient. 

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8
Servings
118
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 anchovy filets
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 Cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 Pound bow-tie pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1/2 Cup pitted black olives, sliced
  • 1/4 Cup chopped Italian parsley
  • Black pepper

Directions

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add in the anchovy filets and cook for about 5 minutes, breaking them apart with a wooden spoon. Add the garlic and sun-dried tomatoes and cook for another 3 minutes. Place the cooked pasta in a large bowl. Pour the sun-dried tomato mixture over the pasta and stir to combine. Add in the black olives, parsley, and black pepper. Mix and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
17g
13%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
17µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
6mg
8%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
19mg
2%
Choline, total
13mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
10µg
3%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
27mg
8%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
50mg
7%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
186mg
12%
Water
55g
2%

Picnic Shopping Tip

Try to create a balanced meal when shopping: look for a starch, a protein, and some greens.

Picnic Cooking Tip

When preparing appetizers try to avoid repetition of similar foods and flavors - aim for variety in textures, colors, and cooking methods.