Pasta Salad with Artichokes & Olives

by | Updated: December 4th, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

There’s nothing Greek about pasta salad. Anyone can toss together this basic side dish, which is great news when you get a last-minute invite to dinner at your boss’s house (eek!). You have enough to worry about — like how not to embarrass yourself — so you need a recipe that will effortlessly deliver on the three Ps: palate, presentation and perfectly safe for all dieters. This Mediterranean-inspired recipe, made with gluten-free penne, could be your ticket to the window office.

Pasta Salad with Olives & Artichoke Recipe

Pasta Salad with Artichokes & Olives

Serves 8


8 oz. gluten-free penne pasta
1 cup artichoke hearts in olive oil
½ cup pitted Kalamata olives
2 cups heirloom tomatoes, chopped
2 cups cucumber, peeled and chopped
¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
¼ tsp. sea salt
¼ tsp. black pepper


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, rinse and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, toss pasta with remaining ingredients.
  3. Chill pasta salad in the refrigerator for about an hour before serving.
Pamela Higgins

Pam Higgins, Certified Health Coach, AADP received her credentials from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2010. Pam is the Founder of Total Health Counseling, LLC and She is a sensitive foodie and focuses on teaching clients about eating delicious food with pleasure. Pam will show you how to access your blueprint for healthy eating and lifestyle so you can be your best. Pam healed herself from years of chronic digestive and skin inflammation by accessing her own blueprint for healthy living and helps her clients find foods that nourish + balance their bodies. Pam lives in South Florida with her husband, Heman and dog, Cali. Contact Pam directly via email at