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Healthy Greek Pasta Salad

Healthy greek pasta salad is a delicious and refreshing pasta salad that is made with chickpea noodles, Persian cucumbers, grape tomatoes, feta cheese and drizzled with a simple homemade dressing.

Pasta salad is one of my favorite dishes to make. Not only is it so simple to throw together, but it always turns out great and is loved by everyone. Healthy Greek Pasta Salad is the perfect dish to bring to a family bbq or small get together.

This salad is made with fresh and organic ingredients, is gluten-free and can be made vegan with the substitution of vegan feta or just omitting it all together. I have a delicious homemade salad dressing that I love to add on top of this salad.

Ingredients in Greek Pasta Salad

  • Chickpea Pasta
  • Cucumbers
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Olives
  • Onion
  • Feta Cheese
  • Banana Peppers

How to make Pasta Salad

This dish really can’t be any easier to throw together. The most time consuming part is boiling the water to prepare the pasta. From start to finish, you will be enjoying this meal within 30 minutes.

To start, you will of course need to boil water to cook the pasta. For gluten-free pasta salad, I like to use Banza Pasta. However, this is totally optional and versatile. You can use your favorite pasta for this dish.

While the pasta is boiling, prep your veggies by chopping the cucumber, onion and tomatoes.

Once your pasta has finished cooking, drain and rinse with cold water. Then, transfer pasta to a bowl. Add in the chopped tomatoes, onion, and cucumbers. Then, add in olives. I like to use pre-sliced olives, but you can also use whole if you’d like. Then add in the banana pepper and season with salt and pepper.

Add in the feta cheese last. I only like to sprinkle the cheese on top of what will be served and enjoyed immediately. This way the cheese will not go back with the remaining of the pasta (if you are saving it). This same idea goes for the dressing. I will only dress what will be eaten to ensure the pasta does not go soggy while saving in the fridge.

Healthy Greek Pasta Salad

Healthy greek pasta salad is a delicious and refreshing pasta salad that is made with chickpea noodles, Persian cucumbers, grape tomatoes, feta cheese and drizzled with a simple homemade Italian dressing.
PIN RECIPE
PREP TIME:
15 minutes
COOK TIME:
15 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 3.8 ounces of sliced olives
  • 1 cup of cucumbers, diced,
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced.
  • 1/4 cup of banana peppers
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • 1 box of Banza Chickpea Pasta
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
Dressing
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

4 servings

Directions

  1. Prepare pasta according to package.
  2. In the meantime, prepare the veggies by dicing cucumbers and onions. Half grape tomatoes.
  3. Drain and rinse pasta with cold water and the add to a large bowl.
  4. Then, add in cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, banana peppers and olives.
  5. Season with salt and pepper and mix well.
Dressing
  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk until well combined.
  2. I recommend only dressing and adding cheese to what will be enjoyed immediately. If you are prepping this for the week, I would recommend leaving the two off until they will be enjoyed!

Notes

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