Low FODMAP Pasta Salad with Feta and Pepper
Is there anything that isn’t made better with feta cheese? We absolutely adore this Low FODMAP feta and roasted pepper pasta salad. It really is a wonderful carb dish to add to any barbeque or cooked protein.
We have called this a side dish, because we ate this cold on the side of some chili and lemon salmon done on the bbq, but you could definitely add in some chicken or other protein to make this a fabulous lunch or light dinner.
If you have checked out any of our recipes before, you know we are big advocates of the gluten-free pastas. They really have come a long way in the last few years. Of course we try to do recipes that don’t need special “free-from” variants of food, but come on. Sometimes you just need some great comfort food, and just because you are on the low FODMAP phase of the diet (or simply choosing a low FODMAP meal whatever phase you are on!) does not mean you have to give up on your beloved pasta dishes. At least that is what we believe here at SimplyFODMAP.
Most gluten-free pastas are low FODMAP, but do be sure to double check that the brand you are buying fits in with Monash’s recommendations. I highly recommend their FODMAP App. That way you can always look up any unfamiliar ingredients.
Roasted peppers are a great addition to pasta salads, they are sweet, soft and add some much needed colour. You can buy them as they are, but be careful, occasionally if you buy a jar of them, they can contain onion or more commonly, garlic. We often make our own (we will post a recipe here as soon as we have the time to update this page!). Otherwise you can just use raw red pepper, which will work very well in this pasta salad too.
What would a pasta salad be without a classic vinaigrette? In this recipe we have gone for a fresh yet easy vinaigrette using ingredients that nearly everyone has in their cupboard. I really recommend adding the optional chili flakes, to help give this pasta salad a lift, since you have the creaminess and tangy flavour of the feta cheese, and the sweetness of the red pepper, the chili flakes add a nice zing and completes the overall flavour.
Why not check out some of our other delicious salads?
Low FODMAP Pasta Salad with feta and pepper
- 150 grams gluten free pasta uncooked weight
- 50 grams roasted pepper
- 30 grams feta cheese
- 30 grams mixed salad leaves
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp lime juice
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 pinch chili flakes (optional)
- 1 Pinch Salt/Pepper
- Cook the pasta according to the package. Let the pasta cool down or rinse it in cold water to speed up the process.
- Mix all the ingredients for the dressing in a large bowl.
- Cut up the roasted peppers into strips and crumble the feta cheese.
- Put all the ingredients into the bowl and toss to cover it all in the dressing.
- Drizzle some olive oil and crumble some more feta cheese over the top of the salad before serving (Optional).