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Jim's Birthday Pasta Salad

Jim's Birthday Pasta Salad

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    12 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 45 m
MOTTSBELA

MOTTSBELA

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

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Nutrition

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  • 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

Directions

  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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Reviews

MMTEXAS
8

MMTEXAS

4/9/2006

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.

MYMAGICWORD
6

MYMAGICWORD

5/4/2009

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 salad (because of the artichoke hearts and chick peas), but it's actually quick-from-the-pantry and easy as can be!

CookinBug
4

CookinBug

7/8/2011

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 omitting either one. I used farfalle instead of penne and added black olives. I'll definitely make this again; my husband and I really enjoyed it. Give it a try! Thanks :)

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