by Olena

Healthy Pasta Salad

by Olena

Super healthy pasta salad recipe with tomatoes, feta, arugula, pecans and no dressing. Delicious vegetarian warm or cold pasta salad everyone will love.

Healthy pasta salad full of zesty arugula, salty feta, juicy tomatoes, hearty edamame and PASTA. Yes, I eat pasta – pasta with zucchini and tomatoes, vegetable florentine pasta, turkey pasta bake – I eat pasta!

This salad contains 0 dressing because ingredients themselves are so flavourful that when combined together it is a solid marriage of flavours. 100% legit. You could drizzle olive oil on top, no problem.

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Pecans are not true candied pecans but rather honey-ed pecans. All it takes is skillet toasted pecans touched with sticky honey for 30 seconds and voila.

How to Make Healthy Pasta Salad

  1. Cook pasta as per package instructions.
  2. In the meanwhile, in a large bowl add tomatoes, arugula, edamame, feta, mint, parsley and salt. Super healthy pasta salad recipe with tomatoes, feta, arugula, pecans and no dressing. Delicious vegetarian warm or cold pasta salad everyone will love.
  3. In a small skillet, add pecans and toast on low until fragrant, stirring occasionally. Drizzle with honey and stir constantly for 30 seconds. Super healthy pasta salad recipe with tomatoes, feta, arugula, pecans and no dressing. Delicious vegetarian warm or cold pasta salad everyone will love.
  4. Transfer to a bowl with other ingredients along with cooked pasta. Gently stir well and serve warm or cold.
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Healthy Pasta Salad

5 from 1 reviews

Super healthy pasta salad recipe with tomatoes, feta, arugula, pecans and no dressing. Delicious vegetarian warm or cold pasta salad everyone will love.

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups brown rice pasta, uncooked
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, sliced in halves
  • 2 handfuls arugula
  • 1 cup edamame, shelled
  • 2 oz feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup mint, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1-2 tbsp honey or maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta as per package instructions.
  2. In the meanwhile, in a large bowl add tomatoes, arugula, edamame, feta, mint, parsley and salt.
  3. In a small skillet, add pecans and toast on low until fragrant, stirring occasionally. Drizzle with honey and stir constantly for 30 seconds. Transfer to a bowl with other ingredients along with cooked pasta. Gently stir well and serve warm or cold.

Store: Refrigerate in a glass airtight container for up to 2 days.

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  1. I love everything in this. Looks so fresh & balanced.
    Also, spread thin realizations are amazing right? 😉 I had mine in October – withdrew from school and have no regrets. Not for me at this time in life, maybe never. And it’s all good. Keep doing what you are doing, Olena! You really inspire me.

    1. “Happiness belongs to those who can realize they are where they want to be.” One day at a time. Time will tell. I learnt to move past regrets because everything happens for a reason. It’s like me hiring an assistant last year – I couldn’t manage another person, not at the stage of my life. And it’s fine. xo