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Sicilian Salad

 Sicilian Salad
Cheese cubes give substance to this beautiful, mild and fresh pasta salad. It makes a great side in any season. —Ben Haen, Baldwin, Wisconsin
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (7 ounces) small pasta shells
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 cup cubed part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/3 cup sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 to 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold
  • water.
  • In a large salad bowl, combine the pasta, tomatoes, cheese, onion,
  • olives and parsley. Drizzle with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Yield: 8
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 229 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 606 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.