This spicy yogurt pasta is incredibly easy to make in 15 minutes, but doesn’t miss any flavor! Make it with vegetables of your choice for a great healthy lunch or side dish. Gluten-free and made with simple ingredients.

Spicy yogurt pasta

You just can’t go wrong with pasta salads and cold pasta dishes in general. Hence my cold spaghetti salad is a reader favorite! They’re particularly great in summer time, when you wanna eat pasta, but still keep it refreshing. And I have to say that this dish ticks all the boxes.

Today, we’re making spicy yogurt pasta with cauliflower and broccoli. Although, it’s very versatile, so you can add other vegetables of your choice to it. The addition of sriracha and paprika add a wonderful spicy flavor to the creamy Greek yogurt base. There’s also a hint of zest from the lemon juice, and just overall deliciousness.

Creamy pasta in a mixing bowl

Serve this yogurt pasta either as a light lunch or side dish. Or, bring it along to BBQs and picnics. Everyone is guaranteed to be impressed! And they won’t guess that it took just 15 minutes to throw together.

Penne with vegetables and a creamy sauce

How to make spicy yogurt pasta

It’s incredibly simple. Start by cooking the pasta according to instructions on packaging. This usually takes around 10 minutes. Drain and rinse when ready. At the same time, cook the broccoli and cauliflower florets until fully softened.

Pasta with a spicy sauce in a mixing bowl

Transfer the pasta to a large mixing bowl. Add the cooked broccoli and cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, scallions, garlic, salt, Greek yogurt, fresh cilantro, paprika, cumin, sriracha, and lemon juice. Stir together well, and you’re ready to serve!

Spicy pasta with tomatoes, cauliflower and broccoli

This yoghurt pasta is best served immediately, but can be kept in the fridge in an airtight container for 2-3 days.

Tips and substitutions for yogurt pasta

Closeup of penne in a bowl
  • This yogurt pasta is easy to make gluten-free – simply use a gluten-free pasta variety.
  • The sauce also works well with zucchini or sweet potato noodles.
  • Feel free to add any other vegetables of your choice.
  • To make this recipe vegan, use a dairy-free yogurt of your choice instead of Greek yogurt.
  • Feel free to add a protein of your choice to the pasta, such as chicken, tofu, tuna, beans or lentils, etc.

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Spicy yogurt pasta

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Spicy yogurt pasta

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This spicy yogurt pasta is incredibly easy to make in 15 minutes, but doesn’t miss any flavor! Make it with vegetables of your choice for a great healthy lunch or side dish. Gluten-free and made with simple ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 oz gluten-free pasta
  • 1 cup broccoli, florets
  • 1 cup cauliflower, florets
  • 5 oz cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup scallions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt, minced
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 1 lemon, juice of

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Colander
  • Mixing bowl

Instructions 

  • Cook the pasta according to instructions on packaging. This usually takes around 10 minutes. Drain and rinse when ready.
  • Cook the broccoli and cauliflower florets until fully softened.
  • Transfer the pasta to a large mixing bowl. Add the cooked broccoli and cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, scallions, garlic, salt, Greek yogurt, fresh cilantro, paprika, cumin, sriracha, and lemon juice. Stir together well, then serve.

Notes

This yoghurt pasta is best served immediately, but can be kept in the fridge in an airtight container for 2-3 days.
Calories: 296kcal, Carbohydrates: 55g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 856mg, Potassium: 711mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 1922IU, Vitamin C: 85mg, Calcium: 203mg, Iron: 4mg