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Simple Pasta Salad

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This recipe is a simple salad perfect for summer: just red tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, parsley, and a plain vinaigrette of olive oil and vinegar.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup olive oil, preferably extra-virgin
  • 1 Tablespoon red-wine vinegar
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 Teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 Cups cooked penne pasta
  • 3 ripe tomatoes, washed and diced
  • 5 Ounces mozzarella, diced
  • 10 pitted black olives, sliced in half
  • 1/2 Cup basil, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup parsley, chopped

Directions

In a small jar or cruet, whisk together the olive oil and vinegar, salt, pepper, and oregano. In a large bowl, mix together the pasta, tomatoes, mozzarella, olives, basil and parsley. Add the dressing and toss to combine.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving668
Total Fat37g57%
Sugar5gN/A
Saturated9g44%
Cholesterol28mg9%
Protein19g39%
Carbs65g22%
Vitamin A128µg14%
Vitamin B120.8µg13.5%
Vitamin B60.2mg10.6%
Vitamin C18mg30%
Vitamin D0.1µgN/A
Vitamin E5mg24%
Vitamin K101µg100%
Calcium230mg23%
Fiber4g17%
Folate (food)39µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)39µg10%
Iron2mg13%
Magnesium65mg16%
Monounsaturated23gN/A
Niacin (B3)2mg10%
Phosphorus302mg43%
Polyunsaturated4gN/A
Potassium466mg13%
Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg10.2%
Sodium588mg25%
Thiamin (B1)0.1mg8.1%
Zinc2mg16%