healthy pasta salad in a white bowl with burgers in the background

Southern Style Healthy Pasta Salad

A lower carb, higher protein pasta salad recipe that's too easy not to try.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword pasta salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 20 servings
Calories 120 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff


  • 16 oz (dry) Banza Rotini or your choice of pasta
  • 1 C (227g) Fat Free Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 C (120g) Light Mayo
  • 1/4 C (60g) Stone Ground Mustard or your choice of mustard
  • 4 oz jar Diced Pimentos
  • 1/4 C (60g) Dill Relish
  • 1 medium Red Onion diced
  • 1 medium Green Bell Pepper diced
  • 2 Hard Boiled Eggs chopped (optional)
  • 1-2 tsp Black Pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tsp Smoked Paprika to taste
  • 1/4 C Granulated Sugar Substitute Swerve, stevia, etc. (optional to taste)
  • 1-2 Tbsp Chopped Fresh Parsley or Parsley Flakes


  1. Cook the pasta in salted water before draining. If you're using chickpea or a higher protein pasta, you can toss the drained pasta in 1/2-1 tablespoon of olive oil to prevent it from sticking together.

  2. While the pasta cooks, dice the onion and bell pepper and add it to the bowl with the remaining ingredients. Stir well.

    diced onion and bell pepper with the remaining healthy pasta salad ingredients
  3. Add the cooked pasta to the mixture and gently fold everything together.

    pasta salad ingredients mixed together without the pasta
  4. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Serve cold.

    southern style healthy pasta salad in a bowl

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Southern Style Healthy Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving (100 g)
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Protein 8g16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.