Low Carb Greek “Pasta” Salad

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Lolita Carrico
Lolita Carricohttp://ketology.net
A certified nutritionist and self-taught chef with a love for entertaining and experimenting with food, Lolita Carrico created Ketology after struggling for years with her own hormonal changes and weight gain. After having two children, she found that managing her weight and moods became more and more of a struggle. After researching the ketogenic diet thoroughly and understanding the science and nutritional aspects, she began her keto journey in 2018. Within three months, she shed 25 pounds and her mood improved, focus sharpened and her energy was through the roof. Four years later, she has maintained a 65-pound weight loss and has learned to intuitively follow a balanced keto lifestyle without sacrificing a thing!
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This light, low carb greek salad is perfect on it’s own however adding your favorite low carb pasta gives it a hearty boost that makes for a terrific side dish at barbecues and gatherings. I like to use Liviva Penne or noodles made from hearts of palm (Palmini or Trader Joe’s) in this however any low carb pasta works well.


I sometimes throw in a 1/4 cup of chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) into my greek salad — while they are higher on the carb side so you’ll have to be carefully with everything else you eat to keep your daily carb count in check, garbanzos are a rich source of vitamins and fiber, and have been proven to support weight loss, digestion and are an excellent source of phytoestrogens which can help when managing menopause. And they are delicious!

You can experiment with this low carb salad recipe by omitting what you don’t like and adding your favorite vegetables and spices. And this also works perfectly in a wrap using your favorite low carb tortilla and some grilled chicken!


Low Carb Greek Pasta Salad

Low Carb Greek “Pasta” Salad

With a light, tangy dressing and crisp vegetables along with creamy feta and your favorite low carb pasta, this salad is the perfect side for BBQs or get togethers and also a delicious main dish for lunch.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Greek
Servings 6
Calories 160 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Dressing

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano more for sprinkling
  • ¼ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

For the Greek Pasta Salad

  • 1 cup low carb pasta cooked and cooled
  • 3 small Persian cucumbers seeded and diced
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 cup garbanzo beans drained, optional
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives pitted and sliced

Instructions
 

  • Add all of the salad dressing ingredients into a bowl and whisk until smooth.
  • Add all of the vegetables and garbanzos (if using) into the bowl and toss to coat with the dressing.
  • Top with the feta and olives. Give another light toss.
  • Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 160kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 3gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 525mgPotassium: 176mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 324IUVitamin C: 46mgCalcium: 86mgIron: 1mg
Keyword barbecue
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