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Whole Wheat Casarecce Pasta Salad - Healthyish Foods
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Whole Wheat Casarecce Pasta Salad

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pasta salad, whole wheat
Servings: 4 people


  • pasta pot
  • baking tray
  • mixing bowl


  • 8 ounces casarecce whole wheat pasta
  • 8 ounces mozzarella pearls
  • 2 handfuls fresh arugula
  • 1 large zucchini roasted in oven or browned in a saute pan
  • ½ tablespoon lemon zest
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • Salt and crushed black pepper

Lemon vinaigrette:

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and crushed black pepper
  • In a small mixing bowl coming the lemon and oil. Whisk well until almost creamy. Add salt and pepper for seasoning. You can also add other fresh herbs if you desire. I added a small amount of honey to mine to make it a touch sweeter. Probably about 1 tablespoon.


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Boil a pot of water and cook the Delallo casarecce pasta according to the package. Drain water, drizzle the cooked pasta with olive oil and set aside until cool.
  • Slice down the zucchini into evenly sized pieces. Grab a large baking tray and add the zucchini. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper and roast the zucchini pieces in the oven until golden brown.
  • Grab a large mixing bowl and add the cooled pasta, arugula, mozzarella pearls, and cooled zucchini. Add the dressing and toss the pasta salad until it is all evenly coated. Dust the salad with parmesan cheese and toss some more.
  • Finish with fresh lemon zest! Serve and enjoy!