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Arugula Pasta Salad

This healthy whole wheat Arugula Pasta Salad is one of our "go to" salads for parties and quick weeknight dinners.

Recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod

4.5 from 2 votes


For the Pasta:

  • 10 ounces DeLallo Organic Whole Wheat Fusilli Pasta
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes halved
  • 3 tablespoons capers
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente. Drain pasta and rinse under cold water.
  • In a large bowl, toss pasta with arugula, capers, and Parmesan cheese.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, basil, salt, and pepper. Pour dressing over pasta salad and toss until well coated. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
  • Note-you can also stir in white beans, garbanzo beans, or chicken for added protein. The pasta salad will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.