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Rotini Pork Salad with Fresh Basil

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 5 min.
Total: 15 min.
This pasta salad with fragrant basil makes a great luncheon meal or even a contribution to your next potluck.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb cooked pork loin roast, cut into 3/4-inch cubes (about 4 cups)
  • 6 oz dry spiral-shaped pasta, (1 cup), cooked and drained
  • 3/4 cup onions, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated, (3 ounces)
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, diced, (3 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
  • Vinaigrette1 Tbs cornstarch
  • 1 cup water, divided
  • 1 tsp Dijon-style mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbs olive oil

Directions

  • For Vinaigrette: Stir together cornstarch and 1/4 cup water; blend thoroughly. In small saucepan, bring remaining 3/4 cup water to boil; stir in cornstarch slurry; cook and stir to thicken. Remove from heat, cool completely and stir in remaining Vinaigrette ingredients. Store in refrigerator if made ahead.
  • In large shallow serving bowl, toss together all salad ingredients. Dress salad with Vinaigrette and serve immediately.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board

Cooking Tip: Wait until the last minute to toss with the dressing.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 455
  Calories from Fat 146 (32%)
(25%)Total Fat 16g
(35%)Saturated Fat 7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(35%)Cholesterol 105mg
(14%)Sodium 334mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 29g
(8%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(94%)Protein 47g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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