It was really yummy! I would suggest, though, if you do place it on a bed of greens, to add a little bit of a vinegrette to it. The sauce it enough for the noodles but not really any extra for the lettuce.
Garden Pasta Salad
This lightly dressed pasta salad gets lots of flavor from kalamata olives and basil. A colorful mix of diced bell pepper, shredded carrot and tomatoes adds vitamins and minerals. Serve on a crisp bed of greens. Toss in canned chunk light tuna, cooked chicken or flavored baked tofu to add protein and make it more substantial.
21 Reviews for Garden Pasta Salad
I found the salad needed a fair amount of doctoring to give it a really great flavor, like adding feta cheese and some bottled dressing I had. The kalamata olives were a bit too salty for this salad.
Any reason why this wouldn't work with fat free mayo and fat free yogurt to lower the fat content?
We loved it! Had it with some steaks and will definitely be making it again. Did not use fresh basil as I'm not crazy about it so I put a little basil paste in the dressing. Also didn't add any olives as my husband doesn't like them. I will also try using the greek yogurt instead of the plain yogurt, will add a nice zing I think.
I really liked this recipe. The dressing was very tasty. I made it as a side dish with salmon filets for dinner, then had it the next day for lunch with some chick peas. It was very filling.