Pantry Pasta Salad

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This is a quick and delicious recipe from staples in my pantry. It is a hearty pasta salad great as a main dish or side and is perfect for potlucks or anytime you are in a pinch for time. You can't go wrong with this recipe. In season (and on hand) cherry tomatoes would be an excellent addition, as would fresh herbs from your garden. Any cheese would work and diced salami or browned pancetta would be great in here. Be careful not to over-salt your water. The artichokes, olives, dressing, and cheese add lots of salty goodness.

1
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained

  • 1 (13.75 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and diced

  • 1 ½ cups frozen green peas

  • ½ cup diced black olives

  • ½ red onion, diced

  • 1 (16 ounce) package farfalle (bow tie) pasta

  • 1 ½ cups diced queso blanco cheese

  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle Italian-style salad dressing (such as Girard's® Olde Venice)

  • cracked black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Combine garbanzo beans, artichoke hearts, frozen peas, black olives, and red onion in a large salad bowl.

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the bow tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain.

  3. Mix still-warm pasta into garbanzo bean mixture. Fold queso blanco cheese into salad; add Italian salad dressing and toss to coat. Season to taste with cracked black pepper. Set salad aside until peas thaw and flavors blend, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

399 Calories
15g Fat
53g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 399
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 1042mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 11mg 54%
Calcium 139mg 11%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 241mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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