Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Goat Cheese, & Chiles

We were having friends over for dinner this weekend, and we wanted a fun side dish to go with the Grilled Chicken Stuffed with Basil and Tomato that we were planning to make for dinner. This was definitely tasty, and we will be making it again!

Pasta with tomatoes, peppers and goat cheese done

Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Goat Cheese, & Chiles
Adapted from Real Simple, Aug 2012
Serves 6

Ingredients:
8 ounces whole wheat penne
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
2 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled
1/4 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1 small red chili pepper, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Pasta with tomatoes, peppers & goat cheese - ingredients

Directions:
1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain.

2. In a large bowl, toss the pasta, tomatoes, goat cheese herbs, and chili with the oil, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutritional info:
Calories: 176.2
Total Fat: 5.1 g
Cholesterol: 4.3 mg
Sodium: 179.3 mg
Total Carbs: 30.5 g
Dietary Fiber: 4.6 g
Protein: 6.2 g

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