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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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

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.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 229 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 606mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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