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Healthy Greek Pasta Salad Recipe
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Healthy Greek Pasta Salad

Healthy Greek Pasta Salad is full of Meditteranean flavors and vegetables in a tangy oil-free hummus dressing. Add tofu feta cheese for an added level of fabulous!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 390kcal

Ingredients

SALAD

  • 8 pounces vegetable pasta cooked according to directions and cooled immediately. (or any pasta of choice)
  • 1 large bunch kale approximately 5 cups, stem removed, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 large English cucumber diced
  • 1 red onion diced (approximately 1 cup)
  • ½ cup Kalamata olives sliced in half
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes cup in halves
  • 1 can artichoke hearts in water drained and diced
  • ½ cup banana peppers
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 3 Tablespoons capers
  • 4 Tablespoons fresh dill chopped
  • 1 15 ounces can of chickpeas rinsed and drained

Hummus DRESSING

  • ½ cup hummus of choice I used Engine oil-free original
  • The juice from 4 lemons ¼ cup
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar

Tofu Feta Cheese (optional)

Instructions

HEALTHY GREEK PASTA SALAD:

  • Cook 8 ounces of vegetable rotini pasta or pasta of choice according to directions (mine required 9 minutes)
  • Drain pasta and rinse in cold water until room temperature
  • Remove stems from the kale, and chop into bite-sized pieces
  • Place kale in a large salad bowl
  • Add cold pasta, chickpeas, red onion, tomatoes, olives, mild peppers, artichokes, bell peppers, capers, and cucumbers.
  • Add dill

Tofu Feta Cheese

  • Make the tofu feta cheese in advance and add it to the salad before serving

OMG DRESSING:

  • In a large measuring cup, juice lemons.
  • Add red vinegar and hummus of your choice.
  • Add water to thin.
  • Whisk together.
  • Pour dressing over salad mixture and toss several times, stirring the ingredients together to make sure everything is coated in dressing.
  • Cover and place in a refrigerator until ready to eat.
  • Best if the salad can rest in the dressing for at least 3 hours before serving.
  • Great for leftover lunches.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 605mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 16g