Side Dishes

Kiras italian Skinny Pasta Salad

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Here is a lighter version of the traditional italian pasta salad..perfect for outdoor cookouts

4
1 pound whole wheat short pasta, such as fusili, bowtie or penne
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1 cup pearl-sized fresh mozzarella, drained
1/4 pound salami, ( I use turkey salami) sliced about as wide as the pasta you are using
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup loosely packed basil leaves, julienned
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 to 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (use the lower amount if you prefer a more tart dressing)
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Boil the pasta in salted water for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente. Meanwhile, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, oil, mustard, salt and pepper flakes in the bottom of a large bowl. Add the tomatoes,...
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Nutritions

Calories
468

Sodium
684mg
28% DV

Fat
22g
34% DV

Protein
24g
48% DV

Carbs
46g
15% DV

Fiber
4g
16% DV