Italian Pasta & Tomato Salad

Choose vine-ripened tomatoes to pair with penne pasta.

Prep: 20 min Chill: 30 min

Pasta Ingredients:

8 ounces (2 1/3 cups) uncooked dried penne pasta

Salad Ingredients:

4 ounces (1 cup) deli LAND O LAKES® Cheddar
or Monterey Jack Cheese, cubed 1/2-inch
2 medium (2 cups) tomatoes, cubed 1-inch
2 medium (2 cups) zucchini, sliced 1/4-inch

Dressing Ingredients:

1/2 cup Italian vinaigrette dressing
1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves*
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves**
Lettuce leaves

Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold
water; drain.

Combine pasta and all salad ingredients in large bowl.

Stir together all dressing ingredients except lettuce leaves
in small bowl. Add dressing to salad; toss to coat. Cover;
refrigerate at least 30 minutes. Serve salad on lettuce leaves.

*Substitute 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves.

**Substitute 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves.

Makes 6 servings

Nutritional Info Per 1 Serving: Calories 320, Fat 16 g,
Cholesterol 20 mg, Sodium 280 mg, Carbohydrates 34 g,
Dietary Fiber 2 g, Protein 11 g

This recipe courtesy of Back of the Box Recipes. Home Page

This recipe created by Land O'Lakes.