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Mediterranean Macaroni Salad {Recipe}

This healthy twist on macaroni salad ups the protein and taste factor from your standard ol’ macaroni salad. With the saltiness of olives, capers and Feta, you’ll never miss the mayonnaise. This makes a great side dish, but the addition of canned tuna turns this standby side dish into a delicious, stand-alone salad.

Mediterranean Macaroni Salad {Recipe}


  • 2 cups whole wheat macaroni or other favorite pasta
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. champagne or white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 plum or small tomato, diced
  • 1 medium cucumber, chopped
  • 2 (5-oz.) cans tuna, drained
  • 1/3 cup Kalamata olies, pitted and halved
  • 2 Tbsp. capers
  • 1 cup Feta, cubed or crumbled


  1. Cook pasta according to directions. While pasta cooks, combine lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, salt and oregano in a small bowl or jar; whisk or shake to mix well. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients (except Feta). Add pasta and dressing to large bowl; mix well. Add Feta cheese to top. Makes 4 servings.


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