Great For The Office

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

5
Average: 5 (2 votes)
(2 votes)
Mediterranean Pasta Salad
share Share
print
bookmark_border Copy URL
Health Score:
8,6 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
25 min.
Preparation
ready in 45 min.
Ready in

Healthy, because

Even smarter

This aromatic salad is easy to prepare and, thanks to its high fiber content, it will keep you full for a really long time, making it perfect as a healthy lunch in the office or on the road. Vitamin E from pine nuts and olives and lycopene from tomatoes are antioxidants that protect our body cells from damage by free radicals.

If you like, you can refine this Mediterranean salad with a bunch of arugula. It's best to fold in the green leaves just before eating, so that they remain crisp.

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
14 ounces Pasta shell
salt
1 red Bell pepper
1 zucchini
1 garlic
4 tablespoons olive oil
freshly ground peppers
3 ½ ounces dry white wine
5 ounces Cherry tomatoes
2 tablespoons freshly chopped Fresh herbs (such as thyme and parsley)
2 tablespoons Pine nuts
1 ½ ounces dried tomatoes (in oil)
2 ounces black, pitted Olives
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
How healthy are the main ingredients?
Olivetomatoolive oilPine nutssaltzucchini

Preparation steps

1.

Cook the pasta in boiling salt water until al dente. Rinse and drain well.

2.

Rinse, halve, and cut the pepper into pieces. Rinse and slice the zucchini. Peel, finely chop and briefly sweat the garlic in 2 tablespoons of hot oil. Add the sliced pepper and zucchini, season with salt and pepper, and saute for 2-3 minutes. Pour in the wine, allow to boil down almost completely and remove from the heat. Rinse and quarter the tomatoes. Add the herbs and tomatoes. Allow to cool.

3.

Roast the pine nuts in a dry pan. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

4.

Drain and chop the dried tomatoes. Slice the olives.

5.

Mix all prepared ingredients with the remaining oil and the vinegar. Season with salt and pepper and serve.