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Mediterranean Rigatoni Salad

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 12

Looking for a flavorful Mediterranean side dish using Beans? Then check out this yummy pasta salad that’s made with veggies - ready in just 20 minutes. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

Pasta

4
oz. (1 1/2 cups) uncooked rigatoni (pasta tubes with ridges)

Dressing

1
tablespoon chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
3
tablespoons olive oil
2
tablespoons white wine vinegar

Salad

1
(15-oz.) can garbanzo beans or Progresso™ Chickpeas, drained, rinsed
1
(2 1/4-oz.) can sliced ripe olives, drained
3
green onions, sliced
2
small tomatoes, seeded, coarsely chopped
1
medium cucumber, seeded, coarsely chopped
1
(10-oz.) pkg. Italian-blend mixed salad greens
2
oz. (1/2 cup) crumbled feta cheese

Steps

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  • 1
    Cook pasta to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in jar with tight-fitting lid, combine all dressing ingredients; shake well.
  • 3
    In large bowl, combine garbanzo beans, olives, onions, tomatoes and cucumber; mix gently. Add cooked rigatoni. Pour dressing over salad; mix gently. If desired, cover and refrigerate until serving time.
  • 4
    To serve, arrange salad greens on serving platter or individual salad plates. Spoon salad over greens; sprinkle with cheese.

Expert Tips

  • Garbanzo beans or chickpeas are popular in Mediterranean, Indian and Middle Eastern cooking. Pale in color, these irregular-shaped beans have a mild, nutty flavor and a firm texture. Garbanzo beans work well in soups and salads because they retain their shape, even after cooking.
  • Penne or mostaccioli pasta can be substituted for the rigatoni. Greek kalamata or French niçoise olives can be substitute for the ripe olives.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cup
Calories
130
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Sodium
210mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
15g
5%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
1g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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