Penne Pasta Salad With Roasted Red Peppers and Fresh Basil Recipe

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Penne Pasta Salad With Roasted Red Peppers and Fresh Basil
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  1. Slice peppers into 1/4” wide strips, lengthwise. Place strips in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, lemon rind, salt and pepper.
  3. Toss dressing with the red pepper strips.
  4. Stack the basil leaves on top of one another and roll up. Slice the leaves crosswise into thin ribbons. This is called a “chiffonade” in case you want to impress your friends.
  5. Toss the basil leaves with the peppers. Set aside to marinate for 1 hour.
  6. Cook the pasta al dente in large pot of boiling water with 1 tablespoons each salt and olive oil. Drain, rinse briefly and cool to room temperature.
  7. Combine pasta with marinated peppers and dressing.
  8. Add crumbled feta cheese. Taste and adjust salt, add liberal grindings of black pepper.
  9. Cool salad in fridge 1-2 hours before serving or salad may be chilled overnight and brought to room temperature 1 - 2 hours before serving.
  10. Garnish with basil chiffonade.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 385.49 Kcal (1614 kJ)
Calories from fat 276.76 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30.75g 47%
Cholesterol 35.45mg 12%
Sodium 621.67mg 26%
Potassium 162.94mg 3%
Total Carbs 16.02g 5%
Sugars 7.9g 32%
Dietary Fiber 4.51g 18%
Protein 8.41g 17%
Vitamin C 121.4mg 202%
Vitamin A 3mg 99%
Iron 50.7mg 282%
Calcium 193.3mg 19%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 132.87 Kcal (556 kJ)
Calories from fat 95.39 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.6g 47%
Cholesterol 12.22mg 12%
Sodium 214.28mg 26%
Potassium 56.16mg 3%
Total Carbs 5.52g 5%
Sugars 2.72g 32%
Dietary Fiber 1.56g 18%
Protein 2.9g 17%
Vitamin C 41.9mg 202%
Vitamin A 1mg 99%
Iron 17.5mg 282%
Calcium 66.6mg 19%

* 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

  • 9.5
  • 10

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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