Whip Up This Greek Pasta Protein Salad For A Tasty Meal

Ready to add a delicious twist to your weight loss regimen? This Greek Pasta Protein Salad is not just a feast for your taste buds but a fuel for your fitness goals.

Packed with plant-based protein and bursting with Mediterranean flavors, it’s the perfect dish to energize your day while keeping your health in check!



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Recipe Information

  • Serves: 2
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins

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Protein Salad Nutrition Facts

  • Fats: 21g
  • Carbohydrates: 41g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Calories: 326 Kcal per serving

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  • ½ cup (100g) dried red lentil pasta
  • ½ large cucumber, chopped
  • ½ cup (100g) baby tomatoes, halved
  • ¼ large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large red or yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 16 pitted Kalamata olives


Dressing (or Substitute for Store-Bought)

  • 1 tbsp olive oil or tahini
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • ½ tsp agave syrup or maple syrup

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  1. Cook the Pasta: Boil water in a large pan and cook the red lentil pasta as per the packaging instructions.
  2. Chop Veggies: While the pasta cooks, chop the cucumber, tomatoes, onion, and bell pepper. Mix these with the Kalamata olives in a large salad bowl.
  3. Whisk the Dressing: Crush the garlic into a bowl and whisk it with olive oil, water, red wine vinegar, oregano, and agave syrup. Pour over the salad.
  4. Combine and Serve: Drain the cooked pasta, cool it under cold water, and then add it to the salad bowl. Toss everything together and serve.

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Tips and Variations

  • Enhance the flavor with vegan feta cheese and chopped parsley.
  • For a quicker preparation, opt for a store-bought salad dressing.
  • Use less olive oil or tahini to reduce calories and fat if you’re watching your weight.
  • Replace the maple syrup or agave with a small drop of your favorite zero-calorie sweetener to further cut calories.



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Alex from Eat Those Plants
Alex from Eat Those Plants

My name is Alex and I'm a passionate advocate of a whole food plant-based lifestyle. Since losing over 40 pounds on a vegan diet I've created the Eat Those Plants website to help you look good and feel great by putting more plants on your plate!