Greek Yogurt Macaroni Salad With Avocados & Tomatoes

If you hate the idea of dousing your pasta in mayonnaise, this macaroni salad is perfect for you. The Greek yogurt...

Angela Carlos

If you hate the idea of dousing your pasta in mayonnaise, this macaroni salad is perfect for you. The Greek yogurt fullfills all the same duties as mayonnaise would, working as an excellent binding ingredient, but it provides a more unique refreshing flavor. 

8
Servings
432
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  Pound  dried macaroni
  • 1 1/2  Cup  Greek yogurt
  • 1/2  Cup  crumbled feta
  • 1/4  Cup  olive oil
  • 2  Tablespoons  lemon juice
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  black pepper
  • clove garlic, minced
  • 1  Cup  cherry tomatoes, halved
  • avocado, sliced
  • 1/4  Cup  red onion, sliced
  • 1/4  basil, chiffonade

Directions

Cook the macaroni according to the packages instrustions. Once cooked, strain and rinse with cool water to remove some of the starches. Set the macaroni aside to cool completely.

Next, in a medium-large bowl, whisk together the yogurt, feta, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and garlic until completely combined. Then, Add in the cooled macaroni, tomatoes, avocado, onion, and basil. Mix to evely combine the ingredients, and adjust seasoning if nessecary. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
26g
37%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
16mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
44g
34%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
17µg
2%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
16mg
21%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
9µg
10%
Calcium, Ca
127mg
13%
Choline, total
8mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
24µg
6%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
33mg
10%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
180mg
26%
Selenium, Se
7µg
13%
Sodium, Na
479mg
32%
Water
42g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Greek Yogurt Shopping Tip

Stock up on good quality extra-virgin olive oil, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, red wine vinegar, oregano, and lemons – these ingredients are central to Greek cuisine

Greek Yogurt Cooking Tip

Simplicity is the secret to Greek cuisine, so paying attention to details such as marinating, seasoning well, and using only the freshest ingredients is key.