Lemon Herb Mediterranean Pasta Salad



Lemon Herb Mediterranean Pasta Salad is loaded with so many Mediterranean salad ingredients, and drizzled an incredible Lemon Herb dressing! | https://cafedelites.com


Lemon Herb Mediterranean Pasta Salad

A Pasta Salad made with fresh Mediterranean salad ingredients and drizzled with an incredible Lemon Herb dressing!

Loaded with so much flavour and perfect for any occasion, everyone goes crazy over this pasta salad! My Grilled Lemon Herb Mediterranean CHICKEN Salad has been a HIT with readers around the world, but many have been asking how to turn it into a vegetarian pasta salad version.

Here it is!

Lemon Herb Mediterranean Pasta Salad is loaded with so many Mediterranean salad ingredients, and drizzled an incredible Lemon Herb dressing! | https://cafedelites.com

Easy Summer Pasta Salad

Adding pasta to this salad is not only a delicious vegetarian version, it’s a HUGE HIT with everyone I’ve asked to try it. Loaded with everything mediterranean:

  • Cucumbers
  • Olives
  • Sun dried tomatoes
  • Feta cheese
  • Bell peppers (capsicum)
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Red onion
  • Creamy avocado pieces!

You can’t go wrong!

Meal in a salad? YES! Meat free? YES YES!

I kinda feel like saying, ‘Look ma! No meat!’

The Perfect Pasta Salad Recipe

Being a cold pasta salad makes it perfect for summer. It can be made up to a day in advance, leaving the avocado and tomato until ready to serve to keep them as fresh as possible. You can leave out some of the ingredients if you wish, or make it completely your own and add whatever you like!

This salad is extremely versatile and a forgiving recipe.

Pasta Salad Dressing

Using the same dressing as the Mediterranean Chicken Salad to keep all of your favourite flavours packed into this salad, you guys are guaranteed to love this version just as much! Perfect for parties, gatherings, pot lucks, or just for a family dinner.

What to Serve with this Pasta Salad

This pasta salad goes well with just about anything! You can of course serve it as a side salad to accompany any of the following meals:

The options are endless with this salad. You can add in marinated artichokes, fire roasted peppers, goats cheese instead of feta, arugula or spinach instead of or with the lettuce, etc!

Need more side salad inspiration? Try these!

Caprese Pasta Salad

Avocado Greek Salad & Greek Salad Dressing

Potato Salad with Bacon & Dill Pickles

Corn salad

Lemon Herb Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Lemon Herb Mediterranean Pasta Salad is loaded with so many Mediterranean salad ingredients, and drizzled an incredible Lemon Herb dressing!

  • 12 ounces | 350 grams dry pasta ((Penne))

FOR LEMON HERB DRESSING:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons garlic (, minced)
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano (, minced)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Cracked pepper (, to taste)

FOR SALAD:

  • 4 cups Romaine ((or cos) lettuce leaves, washed and dried)
  • 1 large cucumber (, diced)
  • 1 avocado (, peeled, pitted and chopped)
  • 1/2 of a large red pepper ((or capsicum), deseeded and cut into thin strips)
  • 9 ounces (250 grams) grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 a red onion (, thinly sliced)
  • ½ cup pitted kalamata olives (, sliced)
  • 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil (, drained)
  • 5-6 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
  1. Boil the pasta in a large pot of salted water until al dente. Drain in a colander or strainer, then rinse under cold water to take the heat out. Transfer the pasta to a large mixing bowl.
  2. While pasta is boiling, prepare your dressing. Whisk together all of the marinade/dressing ingredients in a large jug.
  3. Add all of the salad ingredients into the salad bowl along with the pasta, and drizzle with the dressing. Toss all of the ingredients together until everything is coated evenly in dressing. Season with extra salt and pepper, if desired.
  4. Serve immediately.

Lemon Herb Mediterranean Pasta Salad is loaded with so many Mediterranean salad ingredients, and drizzled an incredible Lemon Herb dressing! | https://cafedelites.com

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