Are you compelled to let go of the mayonnaise in your salad. Let this bright and zesty Mediterranean Pasta Salad help you out. Olive oil, red wine vinegar, dijon mustard and herbs make this salad mayo free and delicious.

I’m more than a fan of mayonnaise and won’t hesitate to say I love it in salads, dips and spreads but sometimes I crave a vibrant and light bite void of the heavy mayo. What I love about this salad is the briny, salty and chewy elements. Each mouthful is just a little different depending on what your fork picks up.

Crispy pancetta, olives, parmesan cheese, garlic…. so many great ingredients that come together in this gorgeous salad. So go ahead and skip the mayo on your next BBQ or potluck and bring a little taste of the Mediterranean to the table. Your guests will thank you for it!

 

Mediterranean Pasta Salad
Mediterranean Pasta Salad
Print Recipe
A bright and zesty pasta salad.
Servings Prep Time
8 people 25 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 people 25 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Mediterranean Pasta Salad
Mediterranean Pasta Salad
Print Recipe
A bright and zesty pasta salad.
Servings Prep Time
8 people 25 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 people 25 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, approximately 10 minutes until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water until pasta is cool. Set aside.
  2. In a small skillet over medium high heat saute pancetta until rendered and crispy 5-7 minutes. Drain on paper towel and set aside.
  3. Whisk together olive oil, vinegar, red pepper flakes, garlic, and mustard until smooth. Set aside.
  4. Combine pasta, spinach, tomatoes, olives, red onion, parmesan cheese, sundried tomatoes, herbs and pancetta. Drizzle with dressing and toss to combine. Add cracked pepper and salt to taste. Makes about 5 cups and is best the day it is made.
Recipe Notes

Recipe Source:  Compelled to Cook

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