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Greek Pasta Salad

 
Greek Pasta Salad
Image © My Recipes
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe is vegan.vegan
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $0.51

$0.51 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

spoonacular Score:76%

Spoonacular Score: 76%

 

Ingredients

Servings:
15 ounces
15 ounces canned cannellini beans
canned cannellini beans
0.5 cups
0.5 cups low fat olive oil
low fat olive oil
2 cups
2 cups penne pasta
penne pasta
2 cups
2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
shredded romaine lettuce
1
1  tomato
tomato
15 ounces canned cannellini beans
15 ounces
canned cannellini beans
0.5 cups low fat olive oil
0.5 cups
low fat olive oil
2 cups penne pasta
2 cups
penne pasta
2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
2 cups
shredded romaine lettuce
1  tomato
1
tomato


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on My Recipes

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.51
Ingredient
15 ounces canned cannellini beans
1/2 cup low fat olive oil
2 cups penne pasta
2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
1 tomato
Price
$0.76
$1.29
$0.48
$0.16
$0.36
$3.05

Tips

Health Tips

  • You can easily replace regular noodles with whole wheat noodles to add a little extra fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals to this dish. Just don't make the mistake of assuming that because the pasta is whole wheat, you can eat as much as you want. The calories and the effect on your blood sugar is not so drastically different!

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

Cooking Tips

  • The best method for cooking pasta is pretty controversial, but most sources seem to reach a consensus. Check out our lesson on how to cook pasta in the academy.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • Just a head's up: tomatoes shouldn't be refrigerated! They will lose their flavor and probably get mushy too. For more on selecting and storing tomatoes and other vegetables, check out the academy.

Green Tips

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
384 Calories
10g Protein
18g Total Fat
44g Carbs
37% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
384
19%

Fat
18g
29%

  Saturated Fat
2g
17%

Carbohydrates
44g
15%

  Sugar
1g
2%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
7mg
0%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
10g
21%

Manganese
0.75mg
37%

Selenium
24µg
36%

Vitamin K
24µg
23%

Vitamin E
3mg
22%

Fiber
5g
20%

Vitamin A
983IU
20%

Folate
68µg
17%

Iron
2mg
16%

Magnesium
59mg
15%

Copper
0.29mg
14%

Phosphorus
143mg
14%

Potassium
477mg
14%

Zinc
1mg
9%

Vitamin B1
0.12mg
8%

Calcium
64mg
6%

Vitamin B6
0.13mg
6%

Vitamin B3
0.87mg
4%

Vitamin C
3mg
4%

Vitamin B2
0.06mg
3%

Vitamin B5
0.32mg
3%

covered percent of daily need

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