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Greek-Style Pasta Salad

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I think pasta is one of the most versatile ingredients around. No surprise there, it can practically be added to anything, and anything can be added to it. I admit, I love my pasta. This Greek-inspired pasta salad is perfect as a side dish for a summer picnic or a served alone as a light meal. I love that it can be served cold. Who wants to turn the oven on when it’s 100 degrees outside, right? Pasta salad can not only serve as a side dish but also as a light meal by adding more hearty ingredients or protein. That’s the great thing about pasta salad – you can any ingredient you like to it!

Greek Style Pasta Salad Ingredients

Here is one of my favorite pasta salads I make quite often – Greek-Style Pasta Salad. I recently prepared it for Gabrielle’s Sweet 16 Celebration. The feta cheese, cucumbers, olives and vinaigrette dressing are all traditional Greek ingredients that makes this salad so tasty. Do you  have a favorite salad you like to make? I’d love to hear. I hope you give this one a try and let me know how you like it.

Greek Style Pasta Salad
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
This Greek-inspired pasta salad is perfect as a side dish for a summer picnic or a served alone as a light meal.
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 12
Author: Melissa Russo / thefarmgirlgabs.com
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. box of Penne pasta
  • 1 Cucumber diced
  • 1/2 cup Red Pepper diced
  • 1/2 cup Green Pepper diced
  • 1/2 cup Celery diced
  • 1/2 cup Onion diced
  • 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes sliced
  • 12 oz. Feta Cheese
  • 2/3 cup Kalamata or Black Olives
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • Dressing:
  • 1 Clove of Garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2/3 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Oregano
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. While pasta is cooking, chop vegetables: cucumber, peppers, celery, onion, cherry tomatoes and set aside.
  3. Chop olives and set aside.
  4. In large mixing bowl, add pasta and all the chopped vegetables. Add feta cheese to mixture.
  5. Pour prepared dressing (see below) over top and gently incorporate all the ingredients together.
  6. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  7. To Make Dressing:
  8. Measure 1/2 cup of red wine vinegar in a bowl. Add crushed garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Whisk to incorporate.
  9. Once incorporated, gradually whisk in olive oil and blend well.
  10. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

 

 

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13 Comments

  1. I just love all the wonderful flavor in your Greek Style Pasta Salad. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. Wow! A 500 acre farm? That must be a lot of hard, rewarding work!
    Thanks for sharing this recipe in the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party! I hope you come again soon!

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