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

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

Ready in
1 h, 10 m
2
Servings
1190
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 6 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!

 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
28g
43%
Sugar
11g
N/A
Saturated Fat
9g
46%
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Protein
52g
100%
Carbs
191g
64%
Vitamin A
157µg
17%
Vitamin B12
1µg
22%
Vitamin B6
0.9mg
43.2%
Vitamin C
61mg
100%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
2mg
10%
Vitamin K
127µg
100%
Calcium
559mg
56%
Fiber
31g
100%
Folate (food)
358µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
358µg
90%
Iron
9mg
51%
Magnesium
395mg
99%
Monounsaturated
12g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
8mg
41%
Phosphorus
974mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
2287mg
65%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.6mg
34.7%
Sodium
1772mg
74%
Thiamin (B1)
0.5mg
35.3%
Zinc
7mg
44%

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