Bella Pasta Salad

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Bella Pasta Salad

Bella Pasta Salad
Number of Servings: 10 or more Total Preparation Time: 45 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: less than 15 minutes Source: Dairy Council of California
Food Groups: Dairy, Vegetables, Grains
Holiday: July 4th
Main Ingredient: Rice, Pasta & Bread
Meal Type: Salads & Dressings
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium
Origin: Italian
Special Features: Kids Love It, Kids Can Help Make It , Make Ahead

Tangy, robust, simple and impressive!


7 ounces Pasta (rosettes), cooked, rinsed with cold water and drained
8 ounces Mozzarella cheese or smoked Mozzarella, cut into 2-inch strips
1 cup cherry Tomatoes, quartered
1 yellow bell Pepper, cut into 2-inch strips
1 Zucchini, cut into 2-inch strips
1/2 cup corn Oil
3 tablespoons white wine Vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped fresh Basil
1 clove Garlic, minced or pressed
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon black Pepper


In large bowl, toss rosettes, cheese, tomatoes, yellow bell pepper and zucchini.

In small bowl, stir corn oil, vinegar, basil, garlic, salt and black pepper until well mixed. Pour over pasta and vegetables; toss to coat well.

Cover; refrigerate several hours.

Makes 12 servings.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 190
Total Fat: 13 g
Saturated Fat: 4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 274 mg
Carbohydrates: 14 g
Protein: 7 g
Fiber: 1 g
Vitamin A: 257 IU
Vitamin C: 21 mg
Calcium: 136 mg
Iron: <1 mg

Cook's Notes:

To reduce the amount of fat and calories in this dish, decrease the quantity of oil used by half, and or use a reduced-fat cheese.