Whole-Grain Pasta Chop Salad with Blood Orange

This chilled chop salad makes a perfect light lunch or side dish!

By Letitia L. Star

10 minutes prep  Makes about 5 cups

What You Need:

  • 4 c cooked whole-grain penne pasta (or your favorite fiber-rich pasta) 
  • 2 c raw chopped red, yellow and green bell peppers and other vegetables (tomatoes, onion, fresh corn kernels, carrots, or jicama)
  • 1 c chopped fresh herbs (basil, oregano, dill, chives, rosemary, thyme, or mint)
  • 1/2 c fresh blood orange juice (or other orange juice)
  • 1/2 c crumbled feta cheese (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix all ingredients. Top with feta, if using.
  2. Refrigerate and chill for several hours before serving.