Penne Mediterranean Delight Salad Recipe Photo - Diabetic Gourmet Magazine Recipes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (dry) Dreamfields Penne Rigate
  • 1 cup red and/or yellow cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 2/3 cup prepared hummus
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/3 cup black and/or green pitted Greek olives, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts


Directions

  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Rinse in cold water and drain well.
  2. Gently toss remaining ingredients except pine nuts with pasta. Refrigerate, covered, to chill.
  3. Sprinkle with pine nuts before serving.

Notes:

Hummus makes a very delicious and different pasta salad dressing. This recipe can serve as a filling lunch salad. If the mixture is dry, drizzle some additional olive oil to moisten. Add the pine nuts just before serving.


Recipe Yield: Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

Calories: 440
Calories from fat: 54
Fat: 22 grams
Saturated Fat: 4 grams
Fiber: 9 grams
Sodium: 1154 milligrams
Cholesterol: 8 milligrams
Protein: 14 grams
Carbohydrates: 0 grams



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