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Italian Pasta Salad II Recipe

Italian Pasta Salad II


Peppers, cherry tomatoes and fresh basil and parsley make this salad a summer time favorite. This is truly a must have pasta salad especially if you are Italian. I can't keep this in the house, it goes as fast as I make it. Enjoy!


  • 1 (16 ounce) package rigatoni pasta
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil, or as needed
  • 2 red bell peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3 tablespoons jarred minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 bunch fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, or to taste
  • 1 cup diced Asiago cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until tender. Drain, and transfer to a large bowl. Stir in enough olive oil to coat, but not so that it pools at the bottom of the bowl. Mix in the red and green bell peppers, tomatoes, garlic, salt, pepper, basil, parsley, oregano and Asiago cheese. Mix in the Parmesan cheese. Refrigerate until 20 minutes before serving. If the pasta soaks up a lot of the oil, you may need to add more. Taste the salad as you are preparing it, you may like more or less ingredients.

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Nutritional Information

Italian Pasta Salad II

Servings Per Recipe: 8
Calories: 437.5
% Daily Value *
protein: 30 %
carbohydrates: 16 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 17 %
fat: 33 %
saturated fat: 29 %
cholesterol: 6 %
vitamin a iu: 44 %
niacin equivalents: 39 %
vitamin b6: 17 %
vitamin c: 111 %
folate: 37 %
calcium: 21 %
iron: 15 %
magnesium: 18 %
potassium: 11 %
sodium: 11 %
thiamin: 4 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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