Arugula Pasta Salad is made with whole wheat pasta, arugula, sun dried tomatoes, artichokes, feta, and fresh parsley! An easy potuck dish!

arugula pasta salad with serving spoons

When I think of of cozy gatherings, great holiday meals, soup nights, and potlucks, I think of this Arugula Salad.

Arugula Pasta Salad

It’s a perfect salad to bring to a party, or to enjoy for any season! If you love arugula like we do, maybe you’ve already tried our Arugula Goat Cheese Burger Board. The bacon jam is out of this world!

arugula salad ingredients on a plate

Ingredients for Arugula Pasta Salad

All you need is:

  • Premium pasta
  • Arugula
  • Tomatoes fresh parsley
  • Whole wheat penne pasta (DeLallo is our favorite brand)
  • Feta cheese, sun dried tomatoes, and artichoke hearts

And a tiny bit of dressing goes a long way!

arugula pasta salad with whole wheat pasta

More arugula recipes to try

Enoy this classic, fresh Arugula Pasta Salad! Maybe you’ve tried my Arugula Salad Recipe with Pancetta (so good), or Roasted Butternut Arugula Crostini (super popular and devoured at every party). And then there’s this Roasted Yam Arugula Salad (watch the video).

delicious arugula salad with artichokes

I adore entertaining and the overall “feel” of filling up our home with people. There’s just something about coming together for a meal, and the love that flows. It always starts with hugs at the front door!

Easy Pasta Salad

Today I’m sharing a scrumptious Arugula Pasta Salad recipe today that my friend Cindy brought to one of our dinner parties.

If you’re hosting in your own home, or heading to a tailgate party, this is a great dish to serve.

You can also make it up the day or two before, which makes organizing your menu and schedule a little easier.

round plate of arugula pasta salad

This recipe is great, because there is no heavy dressing. Just delicious olive oil, salt, and pepper added after it’s all mixed together.

Use baby arugula leaves, if you can. They have a milder, peppery flavor.

Use extra virgin olive oil and white pepper for the best flavored dressing! Mix and serve!

Happy hosting!

More recipes with arugula:

Slow Cooker Sausage Lentil and Arugula Soup [Melanie Makes], White Bean Soup with Arugula and Lemon [Cookin’ Canuck].

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Arugula Pasta Salad


  • 4-6 cups baby arugula
  • 16 oz DeLallo Whole Wheat Penne Rigate’
  • 6 oz. sun dried tomatoes in oil, lightly drained
  • 6 oz. artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Handful fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and white pepper to taste
  • 1 cup feta cheese
  • 3/4 cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped


  • Boil pasta in salted water according to package directions for al dente. When pasta is cooked, al dente, set aside and allow it to cool.
  • When pasta has cooled, toss the pasta with baby arugula, sun dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, basil, feta cheese, oil, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Refrigerate and serve.


Originally posted MAR 2015
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round plate of arugula pasta salad ingredients

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