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(Ultra Fresh!) Keto Pasta Salad 🥗 gluten free

Using our (3g net carb!) gnooda pasta, this low carb and keto pasta salad is ultra fresh and incredibly flavorful! A play on a traditional Greek salad, it’s bound to become a favorite side (or main!) all summer long!

Keto pasta salad with cherry tomatoes, cucumber and olives on a white serving platter
Low Carb & Keto Pasta Salad (with 3g net carb Gnooda!)

Low Carb & Keto Pasta Salad

With (3g net carb!) gnooda!!

I believe this recipe post answers many of your questions: yes! gnooda totally works in all kinds of pasta salads!

As many of you long time readers know, we launched our very own keto pasta (gnooda!) a few weeks back in a special VIP sale… and sold out continuously! I’m happy to report that we’re keeping things rolling now and are ready to emerge from our ‘soft launch’ phase.

And, most importantly, it’s been beyond exciting to see you guys loving it! You have continuously given great feedback both as ‘product reviews‘ and in the cheesy keto pasta bake I posted a couple weeks back… and Tatiana (my partner in crime!) and I are beyond grateful for your support and trust.

Low Carb & Keto Pasta Salad (with 3g net carb Gnooda!)

My Top Tips!

Our pasta was crafted to work best with an al dente‘ texture. Which, as you know, is fancy Italian for cooking your pasta to be firm to the bite (i.e. retaining some texture!).

And this translates beautifully into salads! So my suggestion is to cook your pasta at a rolling boil in salted water (very important!), for 5 to 7 minutes. I like to do 5 myself, but I’m known to like my pasta seriously al dente!

So while cooking it do as you would with regular pasta, and give it a taste at minute 5. If its too al dente for you, keep trying it every minute until you find your sweet spot. Just try to avoid going past 8 or 9 minutes, as the texture will be compromised.

VIP: make sure your pasta has cooled completely before adding it to the salad, otherwise your veggies will loose their crispness!

Closeup of taking a piece of keto pasta with a fork
Low Carb & Keto Pasta Salad (with 3g net carb Gnooda!)
Keto pasta salad with cherry tomatoes on a white serving platter

Low Carb & Keto Pasta Salad

Course: Main, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, European, Keto
Keyword: keto pasta salad, low carb pasta salad
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Chilling time: 1 hour
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 250 kcal

Using our (3g net carb!) gnooda pasta, this low carb and keto pasta salad is ultra freshand incredibly flavorful! A play on a traditional Greek salad, it's bound to become a favorite all summer long!

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Bring 8 cups water to a rolling boil and add enough salt so it tastes like the ocean (about 1 1/2 tablespoons).

  2. Add gnooda and stir immediately. Cook for 5-7 minutes (p.s. expect a bit of foam!), strain, and set aside to cool while you prepare the salad.

  3. Add tomatoes, cucumber, onion, olives and feta cheese to a large bowl. Add in olive oil, vinegar, oregano and toss to combine. Add in the cooled pasta and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  4. Top tip: chill the salad for 1 hour before serving to allow the flavors to mingle (optional, but highly suggested!)

Recipe Notes

Please note that nutrition facts were estimated for the keto pasta (3g net carbs a serving!), with the salad ingredients. So a generous serving comes out to just 5g net carbs, but be mindful that this will vary depending on how many veggies you add.  

Nutrition Facts
Low Carb & Keto Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 346mg14%
Potassium 280mg8%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 10g40%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 685IU14%
Vitamin C 11.9mg14%
Calcium 117mg12%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

15 comments

  1. Judy Wallace says:

    Best pasta for Keto!! Love it in spaghetti, cold pasta salads too. Just anything with pasta use gnooda and you will love it!

  2. Cat says:

    Love the gnooda pasta! 😍 My first shipment arrived late yesterday, too late to plan dinner around it. Tonight however…. I didn’t have everything to make your pasta salad so I winged it with what I had. But oh, do I have plans for this pasta! I use to make pasta from scratch before ditching the carbs (my pasta maker is currently collecting dust in the pantry- note to self to donate that thing) and none of the low carb options out there worked for me, probably because I know what fresh pasta tastes like 😂 The taste and/or texture was alway off. Then there was gnooda. Gotta remember to take the bolognese out of the freezer for dinner tomorrow night. I may eat pasta every night for a while. 😊

    Thanks so much Paola! You are the absolute best!

  3. Jennifer says:

    I’ve been loving your pasta with tomato pesto and fresh basil, YUM! Tried this pasta salad recipe tonight and it was great! My mom liked it too. Think I’m gonna make a burger to go with it tomorrow, it is such a wonderful substitute for reg. summer pasta salad! Love your site and your pasta =)

  4. Alex says:

    We got our nooda! Will more recipes be coming for it? So excited. We are trying to figure out casseroles now. 🙂

  5. Wendy Michelle Tanner says:

    So HAPPY!! Just finished my first Macaroni & Cheese in over 2 years! Nooda pasta is amazing!! I couldn’t be happier. Thank You Paola! Your hard work has truly paid off. I will be telling everyone in my Keto groups to give it a try. THANKS!

  6. Gamma says:

    We got our Gnooda (Nooda) and are so excited to try it in this! We would really love a Tuna-Helper type recipe for it if you happen to have one! 🙂

    Thank you for all that you do!

  7. Aimee Garcia says:

    This pasta is amazing! I made a macaroni salad which I have not been able to eat for 1.5 years since I have been low carb. It was so good. Also made this past weekend with chicken and homemade alfredo. I cannot thank you enough. Although I love spaghetti squash and zoodles, sometimes you need a pasta. You have created the perfect keto version. Kudos and continued success!

  8. Lisa says:

    Ahhh yeah!!! Can’t wait to try this recipe Paola! I’ve been saving my Gnooda for a special occasion. That also translates to trying to hide it from my SO because I don’t want to share 😉 He’s a carbivore. He won’t understand that you must savor how special this pasta is 😁

  9. Beverly says:

    I LOVE your pasta!!! I’ve made Mac N Cheese and chicken broccoli Alfredo. The BEST low carb pasta! Thank you for creating it!

  10. Ana S says:

    Nooda (gnooda?) is amazing Paola!!! We’ve already made mac and cheese, casseroles etc with it and the entire family loves it! Can’t wait to try it in salads this summer, perfect for grilling season 😛

    • I’m so happy to hear you and the fam are loving gnooda Ana! And yup! We decided to rebrand from nooda due to a trademark issue (it had been approved since early this year but it was ‘contested’ last month, so we decided to not fight it and rebrand instead!).

      gnom gnom + nooda = gnooda ! 😉

      xo and thank you for your support!

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