Penne Salad

Penne Salad

Published February 8, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 4
Total Time: 20 min

Prep Time: 20 min | Cook Time: 0 min


Though this recipe uses penne pasta, you can use any pasta you like, such as bow tie or spaghetti. Feel free to play around with the sauce to add or delete ingredients. This recipe is quite versatile and the pasta goes well with any combination of fresh vegetables.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 bowl
Calories per serving: 224
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.0g 28%
Saturated Fat 3.1g 16%
Sodium 55mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 13.5g 5%
Protein 5.8g 8%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 4 ounces whole wheat penne pasta, boiled and drained per instructions on packet
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, finely chopped
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp crushed black pepper

Step by Step:

  1. To make the dressing, combine the extra virgin olive oil, peanut butter, minced garlic, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, salt, and black pepper. Whisk till the dressing emulsifies.
  2. In a salad bowl, combine the pasta, bell pepper, carrot, and eggs. Chill in the refrigerator. Pour the dressing on the salad before serving.