Pasta Super Salad Recipe

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Recipe by Joanne Bruno

This dish comes complete with a little secret in that it’s actually salad with pasta. This healthy and fresh option for those looking to up their fiber intake is also vegetarian friendly.  Topped with feta cheese and almonds, this makes a filling and addictive super salad full of vibrant and nutty flavor.

JoanneBruno is a food writer and third year MD/PhD student.  Find more of her delicious ramblings over at her blog: EatsWellWithOthers.

Prep Details

Servings: 8

Calories per serving: 185 per serving

Prep time: 15 mins

Cooking time: 20 mins

Total time: 35 mins


1 lb pasta, short and chunky shapes are preferred

1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch segments

2 bunches broccolini

handful of cilantro , minced

2 lemons juiced

¼ cup olive oil

10 oz arugula

1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted

8 oz feta cheese, crumbled



Photos: Joanne Bruno

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Salt GENEROUSLY. Boil pasta according to package instructions. About 30 seconds before the pasta is done, add the asparagus and broccolini to the pot. Cook for the final 30 seconds, drain and blanch with cold water.
2. Toss pasta, asparagus, and broccolini with the lemon juice, olive oil, cilantro, arugula, almonds and feta. Serve.