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Gemelli with Fresh Green and Yellow Beans

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Gemelli with Fresh Green and Yellow Beans
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 18
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked gemelli pasta (8 oz)
  • 4 oz fresh green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces (1 cup)
  • 4 oz fresh yellow wax beans, cut into 2-inch pieces (1 cup)
  • 1 pint (2 cups) grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup tarragon vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup shaved Parmesan cheese (3 oz)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  • 1
    Cook pasta as directed on package, adding green and yellow beans for last 5 minutes of cooking time; drain. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain well.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix pasta, beans and tomatoes.
  • 3
    In small bowl, beat oil, vinegar and salt with wire whisk until well blended; stir into pasta mixture. Stir in 1/2 cup of the cheese. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors.
  • 4
    Just before serving, stir salad; top with remaining 1/4 cup cheese and sprinkle with pepper.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    You can purchase shaved Parmesan cheese in the deli section of your grocery store.
  • tip 2
    Garnish with parsley or tarragon.

Nutrition Information

100 Calories, 4 1/2g Total Fat, 4g Protein, 12g Total Carbohydrate, 0g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
40
Total Fat
4 1/2g
7%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
6%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
180mg
7%
Potassium
70mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
12g
4%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
0g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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