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Quinoa Pasta Salad

This Quinoa Pasta Salad is the perfect way to enjoy pasta while keeping your health goals on track. With peppers, olives, artichoke and red onion, this veggie-packed pasta recipe makes a healthy and satisfying meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Gluten Free
Keyword vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 378kcal
Author Wendy Polisi

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Colander
  • Mixing Bowls

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces quinoa pasta or other gluten free pasta
  • 2 cups cooked red quinoa optional
  • 2 bell peppers any color, cut into strips
  • 1 cup black olives chopped
  • 1 cup artichoke hearts chopped
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 2 tablespoons capers chopped
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ¾ cup balsamic vinegar dressing more or less to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and immediately toss with a couple tablespoons of dressing or olive oil.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine quinoa, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, olives, artichoke hearts, red onion and capers.
  • Add oregano and the desired amount of balsamic vinegar dressing. Toss well and salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 418mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 835IU | Vitamin C: 37.5mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.2mg