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Tomato and Basil Pasta Salad

posted Jun 19, 2017, 1:18 PM by Tracy Ducker, MS, RDN   [ updated Aug 31, 2017, 11:17 AM ]
Tomato & Basil Pasta Salad

Vegetarian, Trans Fat Free, Low Cholesterol, Good Source of Calcium

Contains Egg, Dairy, Wheat, Soy

Yield: ~5 servings (~1 cup each)


1 lb pasta (whole wheat preferred)

¼ cup olive oil

¾ tsp oregano

¾ tsp kosher salt

¼ tsp black pepper

1 lb tomatoes, chopped

1 lb fresh mozzarella, cubed

½ cup fresh basil, chopped


1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Allow to cool completely.

2. Whisk together oil, oregano, salt, and pepper to make a dressing. 

3. Combine pasta, tomatoes, and mozzarella. Drizzle dressing over the top. Toss gently to coat. Garnish with fresh basil.


 Nutrition per serving (~1 cup)

170 calories, 7g fat, 3g saturated fat, 15mg cholesterol, 135mg sodium, 17g carbohydrates, 0g fiber, 1g sugar, 7g protein, 10% DV of Vitamin D, 2% DV of Potassium, 10% DV of calcium, 6% DV of iron.