Pasta Salad for the Bunch Recipe

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Pasta Salad for the Bunch
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  1. Boil 2 quarts water, add salt,2 tablespoons oil and pasta. Cook to not quite done-al dente. Then drain do not rinse. when not quite cooled but not HOT, place in LARGE bowl.
  2. While pasta is cooking make good seasons dressing using dry mix, rice vinegar, 3 tablespoons water and 1/2 cup EVOO.
  3. Add pesto to dressing, mix well.
  4. Add pesto mix to pasta toss lightly.
  5. Add salami and pepperoni; toss lightly.
  6. Let pasta cool.
  7. When cool add cheese, peppers, onion, olives celery.
  8. Salt and pepper, toss, and then let set to dissolve salt and then taste.
  9. Add oregano if desired to taste, you may want more basil add now.
  10. Tomatoes (use 2 10-12 oz deli packs). Cut the tomatoes in half and add to salad.
  11. Cool overnight or several hours.
  12. Notes: Cut meats, cheese and peppers about the same size as your pasta, for looks and easier eating. I do not like green peppers or I would add them also, they would look great and add interesting flavor.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 576.63 Kcal (2414 kJ)
Calories from fat 442.31 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 49.15g 76%
Cholesterol 78.42mg 26%
Sodium 1956.13mg 82%
Potassium 327.23mg 7%
Total Carbs 11.91g 4%
Sugars 5.77g 23%
Dietary Fiber 1.7g 7%
Protein 22.39g 45%
Vitamin C 43.9mg 73%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Calcium 418.3mg 42%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 132.81 Kcal (556 kJ)
Calories from fat 101.87 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.32g 76%
Cholesterol 18.06mg 26%
Sodium 450.54mg 82%
Potassium 75.37mg 7%
Total Carbs 2.74g 4%
Sugars 1.33g 23%
Dietary Fiber 0.39g 7%
Protein 5.16g 45%
Vitamin C 10.1mg 73%
Iron 0.4mg 10%
Calcium 96.3mg 42%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 15.3
  • 16

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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