Contadina® Insalata Minestrone


The flavors and ingredients from the popular soup were cleverly translated to make this delicious pasta salad--voted as a finalist in the recent Contadina® recipe contest.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 servings


  • 4 ounces dry rotini pasta

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can Contadina® Petite Diced Tomatoes, drained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can white beans, rinsed and drained

  • ¾ cup diced zucchini

  • ¾ cup diced yellow bell pepper

  • ¾ cup diced carrot

  • ½ cup frozen peas, thawed

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil

  • 2 tablespoons finely diced red onion

  • ¼ cup Grated Parmesan cheese


  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons Contadina® Tomato Paste

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 pinch Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.

  2. Combine pasta and remaining salad ingredients, except Parmesan cheese, in a large serving bowl.

  3. Whisk together dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Pour over salad and mix well. Refrigerate at least 10 minutes for flavors to blend before serving. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

262 Calories
11g Fat
34g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 262
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 364mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 41mg 206%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 195mg 4%

* 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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