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Greek Pasta Salad {gluten free, healthy}

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There’s a special place in my heart for Mediterranean food. It’s fresh, it’s full of flavor, and there are lots of gluten free options! I have recipes for Chicken Shawarma and Tzatziki Sauce which pair perfectly with this Greek Pasta Salad, so make sure to check those out!

I make a homemade Greek dressing for this pasta salad, but you could easily skip those steps and use a store-bought Greek dressing if you have one you love. Either way you go here, this is a side dish you’ll want to make over and over again because it’s so delicious!

If you need help choosing a gluten free pasta for this recipe, check out my Gluten Free Pasta Guide! For this recipe, I used Explore Cuisine Green Lentil Penne and it was out of this world delicious! If you use a high protein pasta, this side dish becomes a meal in itself! It can also become a full meal if you add some cooked diced chicken to it!

Optional add-ins:

  • Grilled diced chicken
  • Chopped kale
  • Chopped onions (red onion is delicious in a Greek salad)
  • Diced bell peppers

Greek Pasta Salad {gluten free, healthy}

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Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Calories 344 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 8 ounce box gluten free penne pasta I used Explore Cuisine Organic Green Lentil Penne
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • ¾ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ cup kalamata olives, pitted and sliced in half lengthwise
  • ¾ cup diced tomatoes I used cherub tomatoes
  • 1 cup diced cucumber about 1 large English cucumber

Instructions
 

  • Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Strain and rinse with cold water, set aside
  • Make the dressing by adding olive oil, vinegar, oregano, salt, and pepper to a small mixing bowl, stir to combine
  • Place the cooled pasta into a large mixing bowl and add the feta, olives, tomatoes, and diced cucumbers
  • Pour the dressing over everything and toss to combine
  • Stores leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days

Nutrition

Calories: 344kcalCarbohydrates: 26.1gFat: 21.8gFiber: 4.5gSugar: 1.4g
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