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Gazpacho Macaroni Salad


Gazpacho Macaroni Salad

Gazpacho Macaroni Salad

Gazpacho is traditionally an uncooked soup of pureed fresh vegetables. Here we have chopped the vegetables and mixed them with macaroni; the result–a healthy and colorful array for all your senses.

Yield

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

4 ounces uncooked macaroni
2-1/2 cups chopped and seeded tomatoes
1 cup finely chopped red onion
1 cup finely chopped cucumber
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
2 tablespoons finely chopped black olives
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons minced parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 tablespoon fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1 clove garlic, minced
3 to 4 dashes hot pepper sauce
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Preparation

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt; drain. Rinse well under cold running water until cool; drain.
  2. Combine pasta and remaining ingredients in medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours for flavors to blend. Remove bay leaf before serving. Garnish with whole olives, cucumber slices and dill sprigs, if desired. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Nutritional Information

Sodium 114 mg
Protein 5 g
Fiber 3 g
Carbohydrate 27 g
Saturated Fat trace g
Total Fat 2 g
Calories from Fat 11 %
Calories 136

Dietary Exchange

Fat 1/2
Vegetable 2-1/2
Starch 1

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