Rasta Pasta Salad

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Rasta Pasta Salad

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Main Dish, Salad, Vegetarian
Cuisine: American, Italian, Vegetarian
Yield: 8 people


  • 1 red onion julienned
  • 1 carrot julienned
  • 1 red bell pepper julienned (cut thin strips)
  • 1 yellow bell pepper julienned
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons tomato puree (no salt added)
  • 2 tablespoons ricotta cheese (fat-free )
  • 1 pound penne pasta (whole wheat) cooked
  • 1 cup snow peas julienned
  • 1/4 cup scallions sliced on the bias
  • 3 tablespoons basil leaves chiffonade (stack leaves and roll tightly, then cut across with a sharp knife to produce fine ribbons)


  • In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, sauté onions and carrots for 1 minute.
  • Add peppers, toss, and let cool.
  • In a small mixing bowl, blend white balsamic, tomato puree, and ricotta cheese.
  • In a large mixing bowl, toss together cooked pasta, pepper mixture, and balsamic dressing. Add snow peas, scallions, and basil.
  • Chill and serve.