Greek Penne Pasta Salad

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 189.9
  • Total Fat: 8.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.3 mg
  • Sodium: 272.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 28.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.2 g
  • Protein: 6.9 g

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Submitted by: STEPFANIER
Greek Penne Pasta Salad

Introduction

This penne pasta salad is a healthier take on a classic cookout side dish. This penne pasta salad is a healthier take on a classic cookout side dish.
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    1 (13.25-ounce) box whole-wheat penne
    1 cup cooked fava beans or edamame
    12 black olives, chopped (optional--omitting will reduce sodium)
    1/2 a red onion, thinly sliced (optional)
    2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, quartered
    juice and zest of one lemon
    1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
    1/4 cup olive oil
    1/2 t dried oregano
    handful each fresh basil and parsley, leaves only, chopped
    pinch red pepper flakes
    4 ounces crumbled reduced-fat feta (about 1 cup)

Tips

Serve over greens, if desired.


Directions

Prepare the pasta according to package directions, omitting any salt or fat.
In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients, except the feta.
Drain the pasta and immediately toss with the veggies and dressing.
Refrigerate for at least an hour, up to overnight. Add feta just before serving.

Serving Size: Serves 12. 1 1/2 cups per serving





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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This is so refreshing!!! I didn't change a thing. Thank You. - 7/4/13

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    The was amazing. I served it as a cold pasta salad with Greek boneless pork chops. It was almost impossible to eat only one serving. For the leftovers-I warmed it up to serve as a hot pasta and tossed in sliced grilled chicken that I had seasoned with dry Good season Italian dressing. OMG!!! - 7/10/13

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I make one very similar to this one but I don't use any oil. No one in the family even noticed. When I told them after they enjoyed their meal, they were very surprised and don't add any now when they make it. I do like the idea of adding beans for more protein. Thank you for sharing. - 3/26/15

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Is it possible to use another kind of bean? - 8/27/13

    Reply from STEPFANIER (8/27/13)
    Sure--use any bean you like


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  • Good
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Yummy - 6/30/13

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  • there is some good recipes hero ever is sticking on my tablet and I can't read but a third of it from the side it doesn't turn either - 6/12/15

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  • I love this recipe and didn't change a thing except I love using zests from citrus fruit that I sprinkle over the top. - 3/26/15

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    As I look at the recipe and the picture of it determining whether I will try it - they don't match! Clearly there are thin slices of cucumber in the picture which aren't listed in the ingredients. The greens that are pictured aren't basil or parsley leaves. What's up with that? - 3/26/15

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  • I'm not a fan of black olives, but when I try this I'll substitute Kalamata olives for a truly Greek salad. - 1/12/15

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  • I used black beans as I couldn't find the others. I didn't get 12 servings from mine either. I'll have to put ingredients in separately. Also, thought there was a tad too much balsamic. But I haven't tried it with cheese yet. - 11/20/13

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  • This is a very tasty and easy to prepare salad. Quite filling. Great for pot luck lunches or dinner. - 8/30/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this looks good and reminded my of what I love to eat,pastas are some of my favorite foods.I think a salad with white beans mixed with pasta,tomatoes and other vege's is in order for tonight! - 8/27/13

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