Healthy Vegetarian Pasta Salad
Enjoy this vegetarian pasta salad recipe as is or add some protein to it like shrimp, grilled chicken, or salmon! It is so tasty and full of flavor made with tomatoes, olives, arugula, and tossed in with an easy Mediterranean Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing.
Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing Ingredients
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. Dried oregano
1 tsp. Dried basil
3/4 tsp. Kosher salt, or to taste
1/4 tsp. Ground pepper
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp. Freshly squeezed lemon juice
How to make Mediterranean Pasta Salad
- Make the vinaigrette: In a mixing bowl, whisk all the dressing ingredients until emulsified then set aside.
- Cook pasta: Follow package directions. Once the pasta is done, drain well in a colander and run under cold water to stop the cooking process.
- Assemble everything in the bowl: Add the cooked pasta, olives, arugula, onion, tomatoes, artichokes, and parmesan cheese to a large bowl. Pour over the dressing.
- Mix together: Using a wooden spoon, mix well until pasta and veggies are well coated into the dressing. Top with shredded parmesan cheese. Serve.