Greek Pasta Salad with Tofu Feta Cheese | picklesnhoney.com #pasta #salad #vegan #greek #glutenfree #recipe

Greek Pasta Salad with Tofu Feta Cheese

Greek Pasta Salad with Tofu Feta Cheese | picklesnhoney.com #pasta #salad #vegan #greek #glutenfree #recipe

With the long Memorial Day weekend approaching and cookout season kicking off in just a few short days, let’s celebrate warmer weather with a quick and lighter meal—no ovens, minimal dishes, and chilled drinks in hand. Sound good?

We’ve been receiving a lot of positive feedback on our recent tofu feta cheese recipe, which is making us super happy. Aaron and I keep a batch of it on hand most weeks to toss into salads and wraps, and lately we’ve been loving it in vegetable-heavy Greek Pasta Salad too. If you’ve been looking for a way to use your tofu feta or searching for something easy to bring to your next get-together, this is the recipe for you! Aside from cooking some gluten-free brown rice pasta (or whatever pasta you like), all that’s required is chopping a few vegetables, whisking together a simple dressing, and tossing it all together in a big bowl. It’s bright, colorful, and the tofu feta and chickpeas make it higher in protein and a lot more filling than more traditional pasta salads.

Greek Pasta Salad with Tofu Feta Cheese | picklesnhoney.com #pasta #salad #vegan #greek #glutenfree #recipe

This recipe makes a big batch, and Aaron and I have been making the leftovers more fun by pairing them with a chilled glass of white wine. We like the Pinot Grigio from Cavit because it’s light and citrusy, with a subtle green apple flavor that’s really refreshing on warmer days. If you’re a Pinot Grigio fan, you’ll be pleased to know that the first National Pinot Grigio Day is happening this Friday, May 26th, just in time for the long weekend. We think it’s the perfect way to kick off the season of cookouts, beach days, and more produce-heavy meals. Gah, I am so excited for summer!

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Thank you to Cavit Wines for sponsoring this post! We love their light and citrusy Pinot Grigio!

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Greek Pasta Salad with Tofu Feta Cheese

Greek Pasta Salad with Tofu Feta Cheese | picklesnhoney.com #pasta #salad #vegan #greek #glutenfree #recipe

Greek Pasta Salad with Tofu Feta Cheese

Gluten Free, Vegan,

Serves: 6 as a main, 10 as a side


Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

30-minute vegan Greek pasta salad made from gluten-free fusilli pasta, homemade tofu feta cheese, and lots of fresh vegetables. A great make-ahead meal or side dish!

Greek Pasta Salad with Tofu Feta Cheese | picklesnhoney.com #pasta #salad #vegan #greek #glutenfree #recipe

Greek Pasta Salad with Tofu Feta Cheese

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Ingredients

For the pasta salad:

  • 2 cups uncooked brown rice fusilli pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 1 can (14 ounces) artichoke hearts in water, drained and quartered
  • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 English cucumber, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 batch prepared tofu feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves
  • sea salt & black pepper, to taste

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan Servings: 6 as a main, 10 as a side

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes

30-minute vegan Greek pasta salad made from gluten-free fusilli pasta, homemade tofu feta cheese, and lots of fresh vegetables. A great make-ahead meal or side dish!

Instructions

  • Make the pasta: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Prepare the pasta according to the package instructions, cooking until al dente. Drain and rinse the pasta under cold water.
  • Make the dressing: While the pasta cooks, in a small bowl whisk together the dressing ingredients. Taste and add more salt if necessary. Set aside.
  • Assemble the salad: In a large bowl, combine the chickpeas, artichoke hearts, bell peppers, cucumber, onion, tomatoes, tofu feta, olives, fresh oregano, and pasta. Pour the dressing on top and toss to evenly coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Notes [1]

This salad can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Copyright © 2019 Amanda Maguire for Pickles & Honey

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  1. Shannon says

    This is the most beautiful pasta salad I think I’ve ever seen! I like how you used a lot of fresh veggies, especially the red and green peppers because those are my favorite. Pinned! I’m going to make it this weekend.

  2. Samantha says

    Tofu as feta cheese.. must try this immediately!

    1. Yes! It’s really easy and the flavor/texture is a great alternative to regular feta!

  3. Carol says

    Pasta salad was always a weakness of mine, but your version is so much healthier. I’m happy I’ll be able to indulge again!

  4. Evie says

    I made this over the long weekend and to rave reviews! Even the cheese lovers really enjoyed the tofu feta. Thank you for a beautiful and delicious recipe!

  5. Joseph Iuzzolino says

    Just read about your Greek Pastsa Salad, Sounds great, I will defently try it. Thankyou

    1. Thanks, Joseph! Let me know if you give the pasta salad a try.

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