Sign In Chef

OR

No account yet? Sign up.

Forgot your password?

×

Our Disclaimer (The serious stuff)

By using our free meal planner (and the rest of spoonacular.com) you have to agree that you and only you are responsible for anything that happens to you because of something you have read on this site or have bought/cooked/eaten because of this site. After all, the only person who controls what you put in your mouth is you, right?

Spoonacular is a recipe search engine that sources recipes from across the web. We do our best to find recipes suitable for many diets — whether vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, etc. — but we cannot guarantee that a recipe's ingredients are safe for your diet. Always read ingredient lists from the original source (follow the link from the "Instructions" field) in case an ingredient has been incorrectly extracted from the original source or has been labeled incorrectly in any way. Moreover, it is important that you always read the labels on every product you buy to see if the product could cause an allergic reaction or if it conflicts with your personal or religious beliefs. If you are still not sure after reading the label, contact the manufacturer.

We also attempt to estimate the cost and calculate the nutritional information for the recipes found on our site. Again, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information. Additionally, our nutrition visualizer that suggests that you limit sodium, sugar, etc., and get enough protein, vitamins, and minerals is not intended as medical advice. Similarly, our health tips are based on articles we have read from various sources across the web, and are not based on any medical training. The team behind spoonacular does not possess any medical qualifications and the information may be found to be incorrect or out of date based on future research. If you need help planning your diet or determining which foods (and recipes) are safe for you, contact a registered dietitian, allergist, or another medical professional.

Spoonacular is not responsible for any adverse effects or damages that occur because of your use of the website or any information it provides (e.g. after cooking/consuming a recipe on spoonacular.com or on any of the sites we link to, after reading information from articles or shared via social media, etc.)

×

Healthy Pasta Salad

 
Healthy Pasta Salad
Image ©
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
 
One serving costs about $1.31

$1.31 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 15 minutes

Ready in 15 minutes

11 vegetarian,lacto ovo vegetarian side dish
spoonacular Score:63%

Spoonacular Score: 63%

 

Need a lacto ovo vegetarian side dish? Healthy Pasta Salad could be a great recipe to try. This recipe serves 11. One portion of this dish contains about 8g of protein, 6g of fat, and a total of 231 calories. For $1.31 per serving, this recipe covers 10% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Not a lot of people made this recipe, and 1 would say it hit the spot. It is brought to you by Oh So Delicioso. If you have salt and pepper, baby spinach if desired, feta cheese, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 15 minutes. With a spoonacular score of 90%, this dish is excellent. Similar recipes include Macaroni Pastan And Egg Salad | Healthy salad s, Healthy Three Bean Pasta Salad, and Healthy Pepperoni Pasta Salad.

No one wine will suit every pasta dish. Pasta in a tomato-based sauce will usually work well with a medium-bodied red, such as a montepulciano or chianti. Pasta with seafood or pesto will fare better with a light-bodied white, such as a pinot grigio. Cheese-heavy pasta can pair well with red or white - you might try a sangiovese wine for hard cheeses and a chardonnay for soft cheeses. We may be able to make a better recommendation if you ask again with a specific pasta dish.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 Box
1 Box bow-tie pasta
bow-tie pasta
2 cups
2 cups cherry tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
0.75 cups
0.75 cups feta cheese
feta cheese
1
1  diced avocado
diced avocado
0.5 bottle
0.5 bottle champagne
champagne
some
some salt and pepper
salt and pepper
2 handfuls
2 handfuls baby spinach
baby spinach
1 Box bow-tie pasta
1 Box
bow-tie pasta
2 cups cherry tomatoes
2 cups
cherry tomatoes
0.75 cups feta cheese
0.75 cups
feta cheese
1  diced avocado
1
diced avocado
0.5 bottle champagne
0.5 bottle
champagne
some salt and pepper
some
salt and pepper
2 handfuls baby spinach
2 handfuls
baby spinach


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Oh So Delicioso

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.31
Ingredient
1 Box bow-tie pasta
2 cups cherry tomatoes
¾ cups feta cheese
1 diced avocado
½ bottles champagne
2 handfuls baby spinach
Price
$1.45
$2.66
$2.65
$1.50
$5.49
$0.71
$14.46

Tips

Health Tips

  • With feta cheese, a little goes a long way, so you probably don't need to worry about using low fat varieties (plus, research suggests people who eat full fat dairy are thinner than those who eat reduced fat products!)

  • You can easily replace regular noodles with whole wheat noodles to add a little extra fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals to this dish. Just don't make the mistake of assuming that because the pasta is whole wheat, you can eat as much as you want. The calories and the effect on your blood sugar is not so drastically different!

  • Unfortunately feta cheese is high in sodium, so if you're watching your sodium intake you might need to substitute another cheese. Some say rinsing the cheese also reduces its sodium content.

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • Avocados are one of the "clean fifteen", so you don't have to buy them organic if you don't want to spend the extra dough.

Cooking Tips

  • Traditionally, feta cheese is made from sheep's or goat's milk (or a combination of the two). Now some supermarkets sell "feta-style" cheeses made from cow's milk. If you want the authentic feta experience, be sure to read the label carefully.

  • If you're buying an avocado to use for dinner tonight, make sure you choose a ripe one! Find an avocado that is soft enough to press your fingertips into. If it's too firm, it's not ripe. If it's almost smooshy, it's too ripe. The perfect avocado can be hard to find in stores, so you might have to buy your avocados in advance and ripen them at home. To speed up the ripening process, put the avocados in a paper bag with an apple or banana. It really works!

  • Just a head's up: tomatoes shouldn't be refrigerated! They will lose their flavor and probably get mushy too. For more on selecting and storing tomatoes and other vegetables, check out the academy.

  • The best method for cooking pasta is pretty controversial, but most sources seem to reach a consensus. Check out our lesson on how to cook pasta in the academy.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
230 Calories
7g Protein
5g Total Fat
34g Carbs
18% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
230
12%

Fat
5g
9%

  Saturated Fat
2g
13%

Carbohydrates
34g
11%

  Sugar
2g
3%

Cholesterol
9mg
3%

Sodium
145mg
6%

Alcohol
2g
12%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
7g
15%

Selenium
27µg
40%

Vitamin K
31µg
30%

Manganese
0.48mg
24%

Vitamin A
713IU
14%

Phosphorus
136mg
14%

Vitamin C
9mg
12%

Fiber
2g
11%

Folate
39µg
10%

Magnesium
39mg
10%

Copper
0.19mg
9%

Vitamin B6
0.19mg
9%

Vitamin B2
0.15mg
9%

Potassium
305mg
9%

Calcium
72mg
7%

Zinc
1mg
7%

Vitamin B3
1mg
7%

Iron
1mg
6%

Vitamin B5
0.57mg
6%

Vitamin B1
0.08mg
5%

Vitamin E
0.7mg
5%

Vitamin B12
0.17µg
3%

covered percent of daily need

Related Recipes