Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
2 cups (dry) Dreamfields Penne Rigate
1 cup red and/or yellow cherry tomatoes, cut in half
2/3 cup prepared hummus
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/3 cup black and/or green pitted Greek olives, cut in half
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon capers, drained
1/2 teaspoon each salt and ground black pepper
2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
- Prepare pasta according to package directions. Rinse in cold water and drain well.
- Gently toss remaining ingredients except pine nuts with pasta. Refrigerate, covered, to chill. Sprinkle with pine nuts before serving.
Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition information: 440 calories; 14 g protein; 55 g total carbohydrates; 17 g digestible carbohydrates*; 22 g fat; 4 g saturated fat; 8 mg cholesterol; 1154 mg sodium; 9 g total dietary fiber.
*If traditional pasta is used in this recipe there is a total of 54g carbohydrate per serving.
Comments: Hummus makes a very delicious and different pasta salad dressing. This recipe can serve as a filling lunch salad. If the mixture is dry, drizzle some additional olive oil to moisten. Add the pine nuts just before serving.