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greek pasta salad recipe

Greek Pasta Protein Salad

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 2
Calories 326 kcal

Equipment

  • Large Pan
  • Large Bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup Dried Red Lentil Pasta
  • 1/2 Large Cucumber
  • 1/2 cup Baby Tomatoes
  • 1/4 Large Onion
  • 1 Large Red or Yellow Bell Pepper
  • 16 Pitted Kalamata Olives

Dressing (or Substitute for Store-bought)

  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Water
  • 2 tbsp. Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Dried Oregano
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. Agave Syrup or Maple Syrup

Instructions
 

  • Bring a large pan of water to a boil. Place in your red lentil pasta and cook as per instructions on the packaging.
  • While the pasta is cooking, chop the cucumber, tomatoes, onion, and bell pepper. Place into a large salad bowl and mix in the drained Kalamata olives.
  • Prepare the salad dressing by crushing the garlic into a bowl and whisking together with all the remaining dressing ingredients. Pour over the salad.
  • Once the pasta has cooked, drain and run under cold water until tool to the touch. Add the pasta to the salad bowl and mix well to combine.

Notes

Tip: For added flavor, top the salad with vegan feta cheese and chopped parsley. To cut down on preparation time, you can substitute the salad dressing with a store-bought alternative.
Keyword dairy-free, gluten-free, pasta, salad, vegan