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
431
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
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 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
15g
21%
Sugar
37g
41%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
68g
52%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
16µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
553mg
55%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
11g
44%
Folate, total
16µg
4%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
124mg
39%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
106mg
15%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
176mg
12%
Water
52g
2%
Zinc, Zn
7mg
88%

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.