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Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Red Onion


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15 minutes
10 minutes


  • 350 g pasta
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cucumber diced
  • 1 brown onion peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 ½ cups mixed greens combination of baby spinach and rocket
  • cup fresh herbs combination of parsley and mint, chopped
  • 1 cup mixed olives pitted
  • ¼ cup roasted red capsicum (peppers)
  • sea salt and ground black pepper to season
  • feta cheese to garnish, optional
  • fresh basil to garnish, optional

Red Wine Vinaigrette Dressing

  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • sea salt and ground black pepper to season


  • Cook pasta in salted boiling water until al dente.
  • Drain the pasta and allow to cool.
  • While the pasta is cooling make the red wine vinaigrette. Combine all the ingredients in a sealed jar and shake vigorously until well combined.
  • Combine the cooled pasta, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, greens, herbs, olives, and red peppers in a large salad bowl.
  • Drizzle the dressing on the salad then gently toss all the ingredients together. Top with basil leaves and feta if desired.
  • Serve immediately.


Courtesy of Australian Onions

Please note the serving size listed is to be used as a guide only. Consider your own individual nutrient and carbohydrate requirements and adjust the serving size as required. If you are unsure of your requirements consult an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) for personalises advice.

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