Jim's Birthday Pasta Salad

Jim's Birthday Pasta Salad


"Jim turned 40. Barb threw a party. I brought this pasta salad."


1 h 45 m servings 170 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 170 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 3 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.9g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 6 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 349 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place penne pasta in pot, and cook for 10 to 12 minutes, until al dente; drain and cool.
  2. In a large bowl, gently toss the cooked penne, garbanzo beans, artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes, lemon zest, basil leaves, and Italian salad dressing. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Chill at least 1 hour before serving
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  1. 10 Ratings


Quick, easy, and tasty. I needed a last minute pot luck dish, and these are items we all usually have on hand. The only thing I added was some sliced olives.

Suggestion: Needs a little color, so add red/green/yellow peppers OR broccoli florets OR peas. I doubled the dressing. I'm keeping this recipe around because it looks like a more sophisticated...

Excellent! It's really beyond me why this recipe has only 3.5 stars because it is really wonderful. The lemon zest and basil give it a wonderful fresh, vibrant flavor and I don't recommend omitt...

If you buy marinated artichoke hearts you dont need to worry about the lemon zest or basil. I used cherry tomatoes cut in half. I love chick peas so I was excited to try this pasta. I thought it...

It was okay, but missing something. I added sliced black olives and some red wine vinegar to the dressing. Was better the 2nd day.

Just okay.

This is one good pasta salad. I added some sliced black olives, cubed pepperoni and a few other vegs and it made it a colorful mixture. I als used kens italian dresssing. very good

I really enjoyed this salad. Brought it to Easter dinner, and everyone seemed to like it, but there was another pasta salad that was enjoyed more, so I had lots left over. I used wagon wheel pas...

This was a really good way to get my family to eat something vegetarian and a bit healthier. We used garden pasta and added more veggies (roasted red peppers, steamed spinach, sauteed mushrooms...