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Healthier Pasta Salad

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  • Author: Rebecca Hicks


A healthier version of one of your favorite summer meals! This recipe is full of veggies, protein and healthy carbs that your body will love.


  • 2 boxes quinoa pasta
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 oz salami, sliced
  • 1 cup shredded swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup Italian dressing
  • 1 Tbsp basil, finely chopped


  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Set aside in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the cherry tomatoes, salami, cheese and dressing to the bowl. Mix until incorporated.
  3. Top with the basil and enjoy cold or warm!
  4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week. I like to put mine in individual containers so it’s ready to grab and go for that day’s lunch.


  • This salad can be eaten cold or warmed.
  • The quinoa pasta gets tough when it’s cold, so I would recommend using a different type of pasta if that texture bothers you.
  • You can also microwave 2 cups of pasta for 20 seconds to soften it up without fully heating. Isaac said that’s the way he likes to eat it!