Jenny's High-Protein Pasta Salad

So easy to make, high protein, and delicious! No mayo added makes it a great side dish for any summer get-together! Add your favorite veggies!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
12 servings


  • 16 ounces multigrain elbow macaroni (such as Barilla ProteinPLUS®)


  • 1 cup plain yogurt

  • ¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ cup red wine vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ head broccoli florets, chopped

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 cup snap peas

  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms, chopped

  • 1 cup baby carrots, chopped


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain, rinse with cool water, and drain once more. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

  2. Mix yogurt, oil, red wine vinegar, oregano, garlic, dill, salt, and pepper for dressing together in a bowl using a wire whisk.

  3. Add broccoli, bell peppers, onion, snap peas, mushrooms, carrots, and dressing to chilled pasta; mix well.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

311 Calories
16g Fat
33g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 311
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 59mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 45mg 226%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 213mg 5%

* 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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