Summer Grain-Free Pasta Salad

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pasta salad, Summer Grain-Free Pasta Salad

pasta salad, Summer Grain-Free Pasta SaladSummer Grain-Free Pasta Salad:

This summer grain-free pasta salad recipe was made by Chené who is our recipe and social media manager from South Africa. I love this recipe and I think you guys will really enjoy it!

If you enjoy recipes like this, you may be interested in my advanced nutrition and recipe book the Keto Metabolic Breakthrough.

pasta salad, Summer Grain-Free Pasta Salad

Summer Grain-Free Pasta Salad



Yield 8 Servings


2 1/2 lb. yellow squash, peeled and spiraled into noodles OR 2 jars Palmini noodles

1/2 cup green onion, sliced

1/2 whole cucumber, quartered and sliced

6 oz kalamata olives

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (for dressing)

3 Tbsp Apple cider vinegar (for dressing)

1/2 tsp garlic powder (for dressing)

1 1/2 tsp oregano, dried (for dressing)

1/8 tsp thyme (for dressing)

1/2 tsp basil, dried (for dressing)

3/4 tsp parsley (for dressing)

3/4 tsp sea salt (for dressing)

Optional Ingredients:

4 oz. of feta cheese or dairy free feta cheese.


Step 1:  Add all of your vegetables in a large bowl.

Step 2:  Add all dressing ingredients in small glass jar / blender and shake or blend to mix everything together.

Step 3:  Pour dressing over veggies and toss to combine.

Step 4:  Serve cold and enjoy!


Nutritional information does not include optional ingredients.

Courses Lunch / Side Dish

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving

Amount Per Serving

Calories 216

% Daily Value

Total Fat 20 g


Total Carbohydrates 9 g


Dietary Fiber 4 g


Sugars 4 g

Protein 1.5 g


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

pasta salad, Summer Grain-Free Pasta SaladSpecial Notes:

Perfect recipe to bring along to a summer barbecue. Low carb, Paleo friendly and super easy to make.  You can add some organic chicken or grass-fed ground beef to make this a complete meal with healthy protein and fat.

Feel free to experiment with noodles, you can use gluten-free noodles, Palmini noodles, zucchini or yellow squash noodles. You can add in some organic feta cheese or dairy-free feta cheese and diced tomatoes for a more Mediterranean styled summer pasta.

pasta salad, Summer Grain-Free Pasta Salad

Dr Jockers Comments:

This summer grain-free pasta salad is low-carb, full of nutrient dense foods and herbs and has a savory and refreshing flavor.  If you are looking for an easy to make and great tasting keto salad this is a keeper!

This is a great recipe if you are into international food. I personally love the Palmini noodles and they are my typical go-to pasta source but I also enjoy zucchini noodles.  Olives and olive oil are rich in vitamin E and polyphenols that support gut health and cardiovascular health.

This recipe is rich in Mediterranean herbs such as oregano, parsley, basil, thyme, and garlic which support your immune system and digestive health.  These herbs add tremendous flavor but also help to reduce pathogens in the gut and protect you against viral and bacterial infections.

Let us know your thoughts on the summer grain-free pasta salad recipe in the comments section below.  If you are looking for a more detailed fat burning, keto meal plan and recipes, then check our complete Navigating the Ketogenic Diet program here.

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