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Greek Roasted Broccoli Pasta Salad

Sharing an easy pasta salad with roasted broccoli, lemon, fresh herbs and veggies + more!

This is one of the best combinations of ingredients in a pasta salad I’ve had in a while so I thought I’d share it. Pasta is a big weakness of mine, so when I mix in a bunch of veggies, I convince myself that it makes it really healthy! But this one truly is loaded with goodness. The broccoli is roasted and brings in a rich, smoky flavor. The feta, sundried tomatoes, and kalamata olives add a punch (and I know not everyone is an olive fan, but I think this would still be good without those). The red pepper and zucchini add crispness, and lots of fresh herbs give great flavor. The lemon brightens everything up and adds the finishing touch.

The recipe below makes a big batch—it uses the whole box of pasta, so it’s enough to take to a party, serve to a group, or, since it saves well, you can just eat it for lunch all week like I typically do!

The other great thing about this recipe is that it’s simple—you can roast the broccoli and cook the pasta while you’re prepping everything else, and when those are finished, you just toss it all together!

Greek Roasted Broccoli Pasta Salad with Lemon
Greek Roasted Broccoli Pasta Salad with Lemon

Greek Roasted Broccoli Pasta Salad

Prep Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 heads broccoli roughly chopped into florets
  • 3+ tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound pasta I used Gemelli here
  • 8 oz. jar sundried tomatoes in oil
  • ½ cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 1 zucchini thinly sliced in half moons
  • 1 red bell pepper large diced
  • 1 English cucumber diced
  • ¼ cup fresh oregano chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh basil chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 8 ounces feta cheese cubed
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts optional
  • Kosher salt and pepper

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 400º.
  2. On a large baking sheet, toss together the broccoli, pine nuts, olive oil, garlic, and a large pinch of salt and pepper. Transfer to the oven and roast for 20-25 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain.
  4. While the pasta is still warm, add the roasted broccoli, sundried tomatoes—plus the oil in the jar—olives and 3 tablespoons of the olive brine, the zucchini, red pepper, cucumber, oregano, basil, dill, lemon juice and lemon zest. Toss until well combined and the pasta is coated in oil—I always think more oil is needed so just keep adding it until it’s how you like it! Add more salt and pepper to taste. Add the feta and gently toss. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

This can be made a day in advance. If you are using the pine nuts, it would be nice to toast those before adding them in.

If you make this recipe, I’d love for you to comment below with any of your feedback!

Bon Appétit!

xx — BB

6 comments on “Greek Roasted Broccoli Pasta Salad

  1. Effie Asikis

    This looks yummy! Will have to make this recipe soon!

    • breebasham

      Thanks so much Effie! I hope you enjoy, I’d love to hear how it turns out!

  2. We made it tonight. Yum. Added chick peas for some protein And used coconut oil instead of olive oil. Delicious! Thanks for the recipe. ❤️

    • breebasham

      Yay, so glad to hear! Good modifications! I might try the chickpeas 😄

  3. Just made this and it’s delicious! Awesome by itself but i’m also thinking of all the things I can pair with it as a side! Thx! 😘

    • breebasham

      Awesome, so glad to hear!! ❤️I was thinking off pairing it with grilled salmon sometime myself…

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