Three Pepper Pasta Salad

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Although there are a lot of ingredients, this recipe is so easy and really delicious! Great to take to a picnic or party.

close up view of Three Pepper Pasta Salad with vegetables in a green bowl
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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package tri-color pasta

  • cup olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar

  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned

  • 1 yellow bell pepper, julienned

  • 1 orange bell pepper, julienned

  • 1 medium fresh tomato, chopped

  • 1 (2.25 ounce) can black olives, drained

  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, cubed

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place pasta in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.

  2. In a blender or food processor, blend the olive oil, white wine vinegar, basil, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper until smooth.

  3. In a large bowl, toss together the cooked pasta, dressing mixture, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, orange bell pepper, tomato, and olives. Top with mozzarella cheese to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

483 Calories
25g Fat
48g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 483
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 631mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 76mg 380%
Calcium 262mg 20%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 224mg 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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