Mediterranean Pasta Salad

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This is one of my favourite salads. It's a simple dinner, especially if you live in warmer climates, and the leftovers are great for next day's lunch. This salad is loaded with flavour and can be made the day before.

Mediterranean Pasta Salad


Quantity Ingredients
2 cups / 500 ml cooked whole wheat farfalle (bow tie) pasta
2 cups / 500 ml grilled and shredded chicken breast
2 cups / 500 ml halved cherry tomatoes
1/3 cup / 75 ml tightly packed, roughly chopped fresh basil, or more to taste
1/3 cup / 75 ml black olives
1/4 cup / 50 ml sliced green onions
3 tbsp / 50 ml extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp / 25 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 tsp / 1 ml coarse sea salt, or to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste


In a large mixing bowl, toss together cooked pasta, shredded chicken breast, cherry tomatoes, basil, olives and green onions. 

Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve cold.

Serves 4 as a main; 8 as a side.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size Per 3/4 cup serving (as a side)
Calories 158
Cholesterol 29
Carbohydrates 12
Sugar 0
Fiber 2
Protein 17
Fat 6
Saturated Fat 1
Trans Fat 0
Sodium 50

Source: Leslie Beck's Healthy Kitchen