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Italian Salad

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Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Italian Salad
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 566kcal


  • 8 ounce macaroni pasta, dry
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, dried
  • 1 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 medium bell pepper, red
  • 1/2 medium onion, red
  • 4 ounce cheddar cheese
  • 12 jumbo black olives, canned


Serve With

  • 4 medium kiwi


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, and rinse under cold water. Let cool.
  • Cook pine nuts in a skillet over low heat for 1-2 minutes until golden brown. Let cool.
  • Slice tomatoes in half, dice pepper and onion, and cut cheese into small cubes; leave olives whole.
  • To make the dressing: Mix the oil, vinegar, and chopped basil together in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • To assemble the salad: Mix pasta, pine nuts, tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, cheese, and olives together. Drizzle the dressing over the top and gently mix.
  • Serve with kiwi fruit on the side.
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Calories: 566kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 450mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 13g

Natalie Monson

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