Easy Summer Greek YOGURT Macaroni Salad Recipe

Greek Yogurt Macaroni Salad Recipe
Written by The Protein Chef

You’re having or going to a barbecue and you want something macro friendly that everyone can eat. Today, we give you that healthy barbecue recipe option! This Greek Yogurt Macaroni Salad is PACKED with protein, only takes around 10 minutes to prep, and is absolutely delicious!

Start this one by adding into a saucepan pan 4 cups of some bone broth. Bring that to a boil, it shouldn’t take too long. The kind of broth you use is completely up to you, today I’m using turkey. Once that starts to boil add in 12 ounces of rotini or other pasta and drop your heat medium until most or all of your broth is absorbed. Make sure to keep it moving every minute or so!

Broth Tip

Make your pasta using broth instead of water! Not only will it make it taste better but it also adds some more protein to your recipe. With the broth we used in this recipe it’s adding 36 GRAMS of protein. Not bad, right?

I also find that 4 cups is just the right amount for 12 ounces of pasta, your pasta should absorb almost all of it. If it doesn’t absorb all of it just go ahead and drain or save the rest and add your cooked pasta into a large bowl.

Follow your pasta with a chopped up red pepper, green pepper, yellow pepper, 1/2 red onion, some celery, cucumber, some peeled fresh local corn, 1 ounce of apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup of relish, 2 tablespoons of mustard, 4 tablespoons of light mayonnaise, 1 container of a vanilla or plain greek yogurt (I like the sweetness of vanilla), a little salt, and a little pepper.

Don’t have time to make corn? Throw it in the microwave with the husk on for around 4 minutes and it’ll come out amazing!

Mix those together. Take out 3/4 cup of your favorite cheese and 12 ounces of your favorite protein. I’m using feta cheese and tuna but use whatever you’re craving. In this Greek yogurt macaroni salad recipe I’ve used with great success:

  • Cheddar and hard boiled eggs
  • Mozzarella and tofu
  • Mexican blend and cooked lean ground beef

Last, mix everything together again really good and for the best results throw it in the fridge for a few hours!

If you liked this Greek Yogurt Macaroni Salad recipe then you should definitely try out our Greek Yogurt Protein Ice Cream Cake recipe!

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Easy Summer Greek YOGURT Macaroni Salad

Today we make a super easy Greek Yogurt Macaroni Salad! Yes, I said GREEK YOGURT and yes, it’s absolutely delicious! Did I mention it’s packed with protein?
Prep Time20 mins
Active Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: greek yogurt, macaroni salad
Servings: 10
Calories: 236kcal
Cost: $6.25


  • 4 Cups Bone Broth 32 Ounces
  • 12 Ounces Pasta I use Rotini here
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper Chopped
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper Chopped
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper Chopped
  • ½ Red Onion Chopped
  • 2-3 Stalks Celery Chopped
  • 1 Cucumber Chopped
  • 1 Ear Corn Peeled
  • 1 Ounce Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ¼ Cup Relish
  • 2 Tablespoons Mustard
  • 4 Tablespoons Light Mayonnaise
  • 1 Container Greek Yogurt I like Plain or Vanilla for the sweetness (150g)
  • Black Pepper
  • Salt
  • ¾ Cup Favorite Cheese I use Feta Cheese here
  • 12 Ounces Favorite Protein I use Canned Tuna here


  • Bring your Broth to a boil
  • Add your Pasta in
  • Drop your heat to medium and keep your Pasta moving until most or all of your Broth is absorbed
  • Add your cooked Pasta and all of the rest of your ingredients into a large bowl aside from your Cheese & Protein and mix them together good
  • Mix in your Cheese & Protein
  • Throw it in the fridge for a few hours



Add in your favorite vegetables!
Use whatever Cheese & Protein you want like!
Calories in each serving if you make 10 (mine came out to 220g each):
  • Calories: 236
  • Fat: 3.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.3g
  • Sodium: 210.2mg
  • Carbs: 30.7g
  • Fiber: 2.8g
  • Sugar: 3.4g
  • Protein: 20.1g
Calories in the whole recipe:
  • Calories: 2365
  • Fat: 37g
  • Saturated Fat: 13g
  • Sodium: 2102mg
  • Carbs: 307g
  • Fiber: 28g
  • Sugar: 34g
  • Protein: 201g


Serving: 220g | Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.7g | Protein: 20.1g | Fat: 3.7g | Saturated Fat: 1.3g | Sodium: 210.2mg | Fiber: 3.8g | Sugar: 3.4g
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The Protein Chef

Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive, it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in the news, magazines, and on TV are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation” and is without question the most important habit he follows.

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