Mediterranean Pasta Salad

with olives, tomatoes and mozzarella
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Health Score:
6,5 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
30 min.
Preparation
ready in 38 min.
Ready in
Calories:
599
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

This dish is full of many nutrients including potassium, calcium, Vitamin A and C. This is thanks to the vegetables and mozzarella cheese. Additionally, the variety of vegetables and heart-healthy olive oil lock in the flavor of this pasta salad! 

Herbes de Provence gives this salad a Mediterranean feel. Buy as a mix or make your own with the following combination of dried herbs: thyme, basil, rosemary, tarragon, savory, marjoram, oregano, and bay leaf.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie599 kcal(29 %)
Protein16.94 g(17 %)
Fat23.31 g(20 %)
Carbohydrates81.11 g(54 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage2.51 g(8 %)
Vitamin A290.16 mg(36,270 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E0.82 mg(7 %)
Vitamin B₁0.02 mg(2 %)
Vitamin B₂0.01 mg(1 %)
Niacin0.36 mg(3 %)
Vitamin B₆0.04 mg(3 %)
Folate10.95 μg(4 %)
Pantothenic acid0.05 mg(1 %)
Biotin1.9 μg(4 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C18.99 mg(20 %)
Potassium521.88 mg(13 %)
Calcium198.73 mg(20 %)
Magnesium8.31 mg(3 %)
Iron6.23 mg(42 %)
Iodine0.15 μg(0 %)
Zinc0.18 mg(2 %)
Saturated fatty acids4.1 g
Cholesterol7.5 mg

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
7 cups colored Fusilli (or similar pasta)
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
½ Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon dried herbes de Provence
3 cups mixed Lettuce (e. g. radicchio, endive, iceberg, leafy, torn into pieces)
1.333 cups cherry tomatoes (quartered)
1 cup black Olives (pitted and halved, such as Nicoises)
2 scallions (finely sliced)
2 balls Mozzarella (approx. 1/2 cup)
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Preparation steps

1.
Cook the pasta in boiling, salted water until al dente. Drain and rinse.
2.
In a salad bowl, mix together the oil, vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, herbs, salt and ground black pepper.
3.
Add the vegetables, pasta and the mozzarella and mix with the dressing. Season to taste and serve topped with ground black pepper.