Do-Ahead Summer Pasta Salad

By goofyit

Ingredients
  • Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons canola or olive oil

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • Salad:

  • 1 cup uncooked penne pasta (3 oz)

  • 1 box (10 oz) frozen soybeans (about 2 cups)

  • 2 large tomatoes, coarsely chopped (2 cups)

  • 1 medium cucumber, coarsely chopped (1 cup)

  • 2 small yellow bell peppers, coarsely chopped (1 cup)

  • 3 oz Cheddar cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (3/4 cup)

Directions
  1. In small bowl, beat all dressing ingredients with wire whisk until well mixed.

  2. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.

  3. Meanwhile, cook soybeans as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.

  4. In large bowl, toss pasta, soybeans, remaining salad ingredients and dressing. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
6
1 Serving
Calories
270
Total Fat
15g
Cholesterol
15mg
Sodium
350mg
Total Carbohydrate
22g
Dietary Fiber
4g
Sugars
5g
Protein
12g

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