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Better-for-You Greek Pasta Salad

Better-for-You Greek Pasta Salad
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The following recipe and photography were provided by local blogger Carolyn Hodges of The Dinner Shift.

By the time the weather warms up, our weekends book up with family picnics and neighborhood BBQs. When asked to bring a dish to share, I will often show up with a big fruit salad or a side dish loaded with vegetables, as there are usually plenty of animal proteins, starchy sides and sweets to go around. I’ve noticed people are always happy to see something fresh, light and colorful on the table too!

Greek Pasta Salad

This delicious Greek pasta salad is definitely the type of dish I’d bring to a picnic! In addition to being a cinch to toss together, it features Club Fx™-approved ingredients, so it’s packed with plant-based protein, fiber, healthy fats and colorful vegetables.

You’ll feel good about serving it, and I guarantee it will be enjoyed by all!

Better-for-You Greek Pasta Salad

Better-for-You Greek Pasta Salad


  • 8 oz. Banza rotini chickpea pasta
  • 1 pint Nature Fresh cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 3 Nature Fresh mini cucumbers, sliced into moons
  • ¼ large red onion, finely diced
  • ½ cup Big Picture Foods Kalamata olives, sliced in half
  • 3-4 oz. Esti feta cheese, crumbled
  • ½ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • Bragg organic vinaigrette
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and pepper


  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Check the pasta around the 5-6 minute mark to avoid overcooking. Drain and rinse under cold running water. Drain again and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  2. To the pasta, add the tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, olives, feta and parsley. Dress with the vinaigrette, fresh lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste.

Greek Pasta Salad

Carolyn Hodges

By Carolyn Hodges

Carolyn is a mom of boys and culinary dietitian in Cleveland, Ohio. The Dinner Shift is dedicated to helping busy moms get dinner on the table after the weekday grind, however that is defined for you and yours.

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