Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Certainly! Here’s a vegan Mediterranean Pasta Salad recipe with a focus on nutrition:


  • 8 oz whole wheat or chickpea pasta (for added protein)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1/4 cup capers
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped

For the Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cooked pasta, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red bell pepper, red onion, Kalamata olives, capers, parsley, and basil.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, salt, and pepper to make the dressing.
  4. Pour the dressing over the pasta and vegetables, tossing gently to coat everything evenly.
  5. Allow the salad to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving to let the flavors meld.