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All About This Mediterranean Pasta Salad

I don’t need much of an excuse to enjoy a good pasta salad. It’s one of my favorite things ever! I especially love this Mediterranean Pasta Salad because it is packed nutrients and it tastes fresh and healthy. This is a perfect dish to bring to a gathering with family or friends, and you can even pair it with a protein like chicken or shrimp to make it a meal.

The flavors from the olives, artichoke hearts, and roasted red pepper are sure to please, and you can’t go wrong with some feta on top!

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Making Your Own Mediterranean Seasoning Blend

While it’s perfectly okay to use store bought Mediterannean or Greek seasoning in this dish, it’s just as easy to make your own at home! All you do is combine 1/4 teaspoon of the following seasonings, and you are all set!

  • Dill
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Basil
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

What You’ll Need

Equipment

  • Large stock pot
  • Strainer or colander
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Large bowl
  • Spoon

Ingredients

  • Pasta (I like Barilla Protein Plus)
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Green bell pepper
  • Red onion
  • Kalamata olives
  • Roasted red pepper slices
  • Artichoke hearts
  • Fat free feta cheese
  • Olive oil spray
  • Mediterranean seasoning blend (see above for instructions!)
  • Lemon
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How To Make This Mediterranean Pasta Salad

In a pot of generously salted water, boil the pasta according to the package directions until al dente. Immediately strain the pasta and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.

While the pasta is cooking, use a knife and cutting board to halve the grape tomatoes, cut the artichoke hearts and roasted red pepper slices into bite sized pieces, and dice the green bell pepper and red onion.

In a large bowl, combine the pasta, grape tomatoes, green bell pepper, red onion, kalamata olives, roasted red pepper slices, and artichoke hearts. Toss with a few spritzes of olive oil spray and fat free feta.

Season with Mediterranean seasoniong blend and top with a few squirts of fresh lemon juice. Serve cold.

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Prepping And Storing Instructions

This Mediterannean Pasta Salad can be prepared ahead of time if you would like. All you need to do is assemble it and keep it in the refrigerator until you want to serve. When you prepare it in advance, it allows the flavors to mingle, which is a nice added bonus if you ask me!

You can store this dish in a covered container for up to five days in the refrigerator.

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Nutritional Information

This Mediterranean Pasta Salad makes 8 servings at 3/4 cup each. Each serving comes out to 188 calories, 5 WW Green SmartPoints®, 5 WW Blue SmartPoints®, and 2 WW Purple SmartPoints® (if you use whole wheat pasta).

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Mediterranean Pasta Salad - Cooking With Fudge
Mediterranean Pasta Salad - Cooking With Fudge

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

This Mediterranean Pasta Salad is packed nutrients and it tastes fresh and healthy. This is a perfect dish to bring to a gathering with family or friends, and you can even pair it with a protein like chicken or shrimp to make it a meal.
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Servings: 8 servings

Equipment

  • Large stock pot
  • Strainer or colander
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Large bowl
  • Spoon

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces pasta
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes halved
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives sliced
  • 1/2 cup roasted red pepper slices
  • 1/2 cup artichoke hearts cut into bite sized pieces
  • 4 ounces fat free feta cheese
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • In a pot of generously salted water, boil the pasta according to the package directions until al dente.
  • Immediately strain the pasta and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.
  • Use a knife and cutting board to halve the grape tomatoes, cut the artichoke hearts and roasted red pepper slices into bite sized pieces, and dice the green bell pepper and red onion.
  • In a large bowl, combine the pasta, grape tomatoes, green bell pepper, red onion, kalamata olives, roasted red pepper slices, and artichoke hearts.
  • Toss with a few spritzes of olive oil spray and fat free feta.
  • Season with Mediterranean seasoning blend and top with a few squirts of fresh lemon juice.
  • Serve cold.

Notes

This Mediterranean Pasta Salad makes 8 servings at 3/4 cup each. Each serving comes out to 188 calories, 5 WW Green SmartPoints®, 5 WW Blue SmartPoints®, and 2 WW Purple SmartPoints® (if you use whole wheat pasta).

Nutrition

Serving: 0.75cup | Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 584mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 631IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
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