This Greek Pasta Salad with Herb Vinaigrette is the PERFECT healthy Mediterranean meal or side dish. It uses only half the amount of pasta than usual since it’s packed full of other nutritious ingredients- like white beans, tons of baby arugula, and fresh veggies. It makes a super refreshing vegetarian meal or side during warm weather, and would be great for a potluck or picnic since it can be made in advance.
Nothing says “Greek Salad” more than cucumbers, tomatoes, feta cheese, olives, and red onions. And all of those bad boys are in here, along with two cups of wilted baby arugula, white beans, and pasta, all of which absorb the flavors in the herb vinaigrette.
THE HERB VINAIGRETTE! We need to talk about this for a minute. It’s made from fresh mint, fresh oregano, and fresh parsley, combined with red wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, a touch of honey, salt, and pepper. It’s easy to shake together quickly in a mason jar and use on this- and other- salad recipes. The honey cuts down on some of the acidity of the vinegar, which I always find a little bit too jarring in Greek salads. Don’t worry- if you don’t have fresh herbs you can easily substitute them with dry….