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Keto Pasta Salad


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Recipe Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
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This Keto Pasta Salad recipe is so easy to make and is packed with so much flavor! It’s the perfect side dish to bring to any potluck or summer party!

If you are looking for a simple keto side dish that is perfect for summer, then this is the recipe for you. Grab a can of Palmini and a few staple ingredients and get ready to enjoy this no-cook side. 

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Keto Pasta Salad

Pasta salad is a summertime classic. It’s perfect for potlucks, picnics, and barbecues. But most pasta salads are loaded with carbs and sugar.

This keto pasta salad is a lightened-up version that is just as flavorful but much lower in carbs. If you are trying to stick to your health goals, make this summer salad for your next cookout. 

Why I Love This Recipe

I love how this Keto Pasta Salad recipe tastes and the ease of making it. It’s perfect for any occasion – potlucks or summer parties!

  • Ready in under 30 minutes
  • Easy to make
  • Always a hit at parties
  • Perfect for picky eaters

If you love keto cookout recipes like this one, then next time you may want to give this Keto Bang Bang Shrimp recipe a try. 

Keto Pasta Salad in a glass bowl on a wood board next to a fork with another bowl of salad behind it on a gray and white striped cloth

Ingredients

Making this low carb pasta salad recipe is easy.  Take one quick trip to your local grocery store to gather these simple ingredients and get ready to enjoy a fresh pasta salad while staying on track with your lifestyle goals. 

  • Palmini linguine noodles drained and rinsed well
  • cucumber
  • red bell pepper
  • red onion
  • hard boiled egg chopped

For the dressing:

  • mayonnaise
  • sour cream
  • red wine vinegar
  • Swerve confectioners sugar substitute
  • Dijon mustard
  • pinch garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
Keto Pasta Salad ingredients

Substitutions

Egg: If you are not a fan of hard-boiled eggs, you can leave them out or replace them with diced avocado.

Pasta: If you do not have Palmini noodles on hand, you can use Miracle Noodles instead. 

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a few kitchen tools to help you make this easy and simple side dish recipe. Gather these tools and get ready to enjoy a flavorful and refreshing side salad. 

How to Make Keto Pasta Salad

Making this Keto Pasta Salad is simple.  Just follow the instructions below and you will have a tasty side dish that your whole family will love in no time at all. 

Step 1: Mix together the dressing 

Place all of the dressing ingredients into the bottom of a large mixing bowl, and stir to combine well. 

Add the sour cream to the bowl and mix together the dressing

Step 2: Add remaining ingredients 

Add the remaining ingredients to the mixing bowl, toss to coat, and combine well. 

a hand holding a bowl, getting ready to add the egg to the remaining ingredients to the mixing bowl

Step 3: Chill or serve

Serve immediately, or chill first if preferred.

Keto Pasta Salad in a glass bowl on a wood board with another bowl of salad blurred behind it on a gray and white striped cloth

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Are you looking for ways to change up this recipe to make it your own? Here are a few ideas. 

Spicy:  Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes to the dressing for a little bit of heat.

Fruit: Add diced fresh fruit such as grapes, berries, or mango to the salad for a pop of sweetness.

Nuts: Add chopped nuts such as almonds, walnuts, or pecans to the salad for a crunchy texture.

Cheese: Add crumbled feta, goat cheese, parmesan cheese, or shredded mozzarella cheese to the salad for a creamy flavor.

Vegetables: Add your favorite veggies like zucchini noodles, cherry tomatoes, cabbage, pepperoncini peppers.

Keto Pasta Salad in a glass bowl on a wood board next to a fork with another bowl of salad behind it on a gray and white striped cloth

Tips

Here are a few tips and tricks to help you make the best Keto Pasta Salad recipe. 

  • If you are not eating this salad right away, be sure to store it in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • Be sure to drain the palmini well so that it doesn’t water down your dressing. 
  • If you don’t have Swerve on hand, you can use your favorite sugar substitute that dissolves well. 
  • You can also add additional flavor to this salad by adding kalamata olives, oregano, chopped fresh basil or your favorite herbs.

FAQs

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about this recipe. 

How to store

If you are not eating this salad right away, be sure to store it in an airtight container in the fridge. It can be stored for up to three days. 

Can I make Keto pasta salad ahead of time?

Yes, this recipe can be made up to 24 hours in advance.  Simply prepare the recipe as directed and store it in the fridge.

Can I add protein to this salad? 

Yes, this salad would be delicious with the addition of cooked shrimp, chicken, or steak.

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Keto Pasta Salad Recipe

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Keto Pasta Salad

Corinne Schmitt
This Keto Pasta Salad recipe is easy to make and is packed with flavor!
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 135 kcal

Equipment

  • Large bowl
  • measuring cup and spoon
  • Large spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can Palmini linguine noodles drained and rinsed well
  • ¼ cup cucumber Chopped
  • ¼ cup red bell pepper chopped
  • ¼ cup red onion chopped
  • 1 hard boiled egg chopped

For the Dressing

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Swerve confectioners sugar substitute
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Pinch garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Place all of the dressing ingredients into the bottom of a large mixing bowl, and stir to combine well.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the mixing bowl, and toss to coat and combine well.
  • Serve immediately, or chill first if preferred.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 135kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 2gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 114mgPotassium: 78mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 410IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword chicken pasta salad, keto pasta salad, keto salad
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