Mediterranean Pasta Salad
 
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A savory cold pasta salad made with cheese ravioli's, cucumbers, tomatoes, fresh basil and a homemade balsamic dressing.
Serves: 13 Cups
Ingredients
  • 4 cups mini cheese ravioli's or other small pasta
  • 3 cups cucumber, peeled, diced
  • 2½ cups tomato, seed, diced
  • 11 black olives (use more if you would like, I ran out)
  • 3 tbsp. scallions, diced small
  • 10 basil leaves, sliced small
  • **Dressing**
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • ½ tsp. ground mustard seed
  • ¼ tsp.salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground pepper
Instructions
  1. In a large pot cook the pasta according to manufactures directions; drain and place in a bowl to cool.
  2. Add your tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, scallions and basil to the bowl of noodles; set a side.
  3. In a small bowl add all of your dressing ingredients; mix until combined. Pour over pasta and vegetables. Place bowl in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving. Can be made in advance.
Notes
Calories per cup: 178.2, Fat: 6.4, Cholesterol: 30, Sodium: 267, Potassium: 96, Carbs: 24, Fiber: 1.7, Sugar: .09, Protein: 6.6
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Cup
Recipe by Peanut Butter and Peppers at http://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2013/05/26/mediterranean-pasta-salad-sundaysupper/