Mediterranean Pasta Salad

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This Mediterranean Pasta Salad is healthy, gluten-free and vegan! It’s the perfect quick and affordable lunch recipe on a hot summers day! Filled with loads of Mediterranean goodness and a deliciously simple dressing!

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Who doesn’t just love a pasta salad? It’s a fantastic invention! Even though it’s pasta you feel like a fitness goddess whilst eating it just because the word ‘salad’ is in the name!

Very ideal!

Pasta salad is very versatile. Just chuck any salad ingredients into a bowl with pasta, and you have a perfect lunch!

Pasta salad is also a great side at a BBQ (or a ‘Braai’ to us South Africans). It’s perfect for when you realise at the last minute that you don’t want to show up empty-handed!

How to make Mediterranean Pasta Salad

As I mentioned before, you can pretty much add anything to your pasta salads. This is my personal favourite pasta salad recipe.

There are five ingredients I always add to pasta salads. The rest of the ingredients don’t matter all that much to me, I just add whatever else I have in the fridge.

The five ingredients that make a banging pasta salad everytime are:

  • Olives
  • Sun-dried Tomatoes
  • Red Onions
  • Fresh herbs (Coriander or Parsley)
  • Balsamic Vinegar

Not only do these ingredients work perfectly together, I always have them in my fridge. So I can literally make this pasta salad whenever I’m craving something light and delicious!

Mediterranean Pasta Salad Recipe

I like to use chickpea pasta so that the salad is more of a high-protein meal.

Some other additions that also work really well in this pasta salad:

  • Artichokes
  • Bell Peppers
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Kale
  • Lemon Juice

Some other yummy summer recipes to try:

This Mediterranean Pasta Salad is healthy, gluten-free and vegan! It's the perfect quick and affordable lunch recipe on a hot summers day! Filled with loads of Mediterranean goodness and a deliciously simple dressing!

If you make this recipe, please leave your feedback in the comments or tag me on Instagram  (@kitseats) I would love to hear from you!

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Kits Eats
This Mediterranean Pasta Salad is healthy, gluten-free and vegan! It's the perfect quick and affordable lunch recipe on a hot summers day! Filled with loads of Mediterranean goodness and a deliciously simple dressing!
Prep Time 20 mins
Course Light Lunches
Cuisine Gluten-free and Vegan

Ingredients
  

  • Pasta of your choice
  • Kalamata Olives
  • Sun-Dried Tomatoes
  • Red Onion
  • Fresh Herbs (coriander or parsley)
  • Kale
  • Any Additional Toppings (eg. bell peppers, tomatoes, cucumber, banana blossoms, artichokes…)

Dressing

  • 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Oil From Sun-Dried Tomato Jar
  • 1 Lemon (juice of)
  • Fresh Herbs (coriander or parsley)
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder (or chopped fresh garlic)
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Start off by cooking your pasta according to the package instructions.
  • Whilst the pasta is cooking, prepare your add-ins. Chop all the vegetables into bite-sized pieces.
  • Finely chop your herbs and add half of it to the rest of the dressing ingredients and mix well.
  • Once the pasta is cooked, allow to cool down before adding your salad ingredients.
  • Remove any hard ribs from your kale and massage the leaves with half of your dressing.
  • Once the pasta has cooled down, toss in your toppings.
  • Pour over the remaining dressing and top of with the rest of the fresh herbs!
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