Whole Wheat Rotini Pasta Salad


Fabulous light pasta salad with carrots, asparagus, tomatoes, and green onions. It gets better the longer it marinates, so don't be afraid to prepare it ahead of time and stick it in the refrigerator a few hours.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 servings


  • 1 (12 ounce) box whole wheat rotini pasta

  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese, or to taste

  • 6 leaves fresh basil, chopped

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and chopped

  • 3 tomatoes, chopped

  • 2 large carrots, chopped

  • 1 bunch green onions

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced


  1. Bring a large pot with lightly salted water to a rolling boil. Cook rotini at a boil until the pasta is cooked yet slightly firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain.

  2. Rinse the pasta with cold water until completely chilled; drain completely.

  3. While the pasta cooks, whisk the apple cider vinegar and olive oil together in a large bowl until blended. Stir feta cheese, basil, salt, and black pepper into the vinaigrette.

  4. Fold the asparagus, tomatoes, carrots, green onions, and garlic into the vinaigrette to coat evenly.

  5. Stir the cooled pasta into the vegetable mixture; toss until evenly mixed.

Editor's Note:

Please note that the magazine version of this recipe includes additional time for chilling and differences in ingredient amounts.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

352 Calories
12g Fat
52g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 352
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 126mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 23mg 114%
Calcium 107mg 8%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 573mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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