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Olive & Basil Pasta Toss

The onion, greens, and basil in this easy pasta salad add delicious kick to any dish, in addition to being highly nutritious and containing very few calories. Olives and onions are both rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients, which help prevent diseases like cancer, while basil is a great source of manganese and vitamin K.

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Olive & Basil Pasta Toss

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 270kcal
Author: Amie Valpone


  • 1 cup gluten-free orzo pasta or other small pasta
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 cup pitted and sliced green olives
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh basil
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 4 cups mixed salad greens


  • Cook the orzo according to the package directions. Set aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile, in the bottom of a large bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, and honey. Add the olives, onion, basil, and cooked pasta. Toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add the salad greens and toss gently to combine. Serve.


Nutrition Facts
Olive & Basil Pasta Toss
Amount Per Serving
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 539mg22%
Potassium 195mg6%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 665IU13%
Vitamin C 11.1mg13%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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