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Mediterranean Lentil Pasta Salad

Prep Time: 25 Minutes

Total time: 35 Minutes

Servings: 6-8

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Ingredients

Directions

Nutrition

Ingredients

    1/2 lb (225 g) uncooked penne pasta

    2 cups (500 mL) cooked green lentils

    1 cup (250 mL) halved cherry tomatoes

    1 red bell pepper, diced

    half cucumber, diced

    1 cup (250 mL) sliced canned artichokes

    1/2 cup (125 mL) sliced Kalamata olives

    1/2 cup (125 mL) extra virgin olive oil

    1/3⅓cup (75 mL) red wine vinegar

    1 tsp (5 mL) garlic powder

    1 tsp (5 mL) dried oregano

    1 tsp (5 mL) granulated sugar

    1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt

    1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper

    1 cup (250 mL) crumbled Feta cheese

    1 cup (250 mL) finely sliced fresh basil


Directions

  1. Bring a medium saucepan of water to boil and cook pasta until al dente. Drain, rinse with cold water, and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together cooked pasta, lentils, tomatoes, red pepper, cucumber, artichokes, and olives.
  3. In a jam jar, add olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic powder, oregano, sugar, salt, and pepper, and shake well. Pour dressing over the salad and stir to combine.
  4. Stir in feta cheese and basil. Stir well and season to taste with more salt and pepper, if needed.

Use any pasta shapes that you like - for example, rotini or farfalle work great!
Quick tip: Make this salad ahead of time and chill until ready to serve.


Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1 cup (250 mL)
  • Per serving:
  • Calories 360
  • Total Fat 18 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol 5 mg
  • Carbohydrates 36 g
  • Dietary Fibre 6 g
  • Sugar 4 g
  • Protein 13 g
  • Sodium 510 mg
  • Potassium 288 mg
  • Folate 106 mcg