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Greek Pasta Salad

Looking for the perfect summer salad? Try this easy Greek pasta salad with fresh and crisp veggies tossed in aromatic Greek dressing and tangy feta cheese. | www.foxyfolksy.com

Summer = barbecue time!  I know that meat (chicken, pork, beef and even fish) gets to be the star of the party but let us not forget to give salads due credit as they also play an important role. Here in Germany, the most common salad paired with grilled meat is ‘Kartoffelsalat’ or the German potato salad. It is not limited to grilled meat of course or to just summer, it is usually served at lunch or dinner all-year round with any roasted, grilled or fried meat. But we are not gonna talk about Kartoffelsalat in this post, not today. Today we will have Greek Pasta Salad! Why? Well first, because I like Greek pasta salad and second…I have to admit, I am a bit scared to make Kartoffelsalat …yet;-) I’ve watched my mother-in-law prepare it several times now but the pressure of serving to Germans (a.k.a. my husband) my own creation of what is like a staple food to them…pressure!!! But I will try to summon my courage to try making it one of this days…

Looking for the perfect summer salad? Try this easy Greek pasta salad with fresh and crisp veggies tossed in aromatic Greek dressing and tangy feta cheese. | www.foxyfolksy.com

Now about Greek Pasta Salad, it is easier to make, I guess, and there is not so much pressure because Armin is not Greek. But aside from that, I also like the combination of rotini pasta with fresh and crisp veggies tossed with aromatic Greek salad dressing and of course let us not forget the tangy feta.  Of course, other pasta noodles can be used like penne, bowtie, fusilli, cavatappi or any short (and curly) pasta you can get hold of.  For added aesthetics, I used tri-color rotini in mine.

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Greek Pasta Salad

Looking for the perfect summer salad? Try this easy Greek pasta salad with fresh and crisp veggies tossed in aromatic Greek dressing and tangy feta cheese.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: European,Greek
Servings: 4
Calories: 474kcal
Author: Bebs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 pound rotini pasta - - uncooked
  • 1 cup cucumber - - cubed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes - - cut into halves
  • 3/4 cup green bell pepper - - cubed
  • 1 medium onion - - sliced
  • 3/4 cup black olives - - whole or cut into halves
  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves - - coarsely chopped
  • parsley - - finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup Feta cheese - - crumbled

GREEK DRESSING

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper - (freshly ground)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Cook pasta as per package directions and let cool or better yet, chill.
  • Prepare the dressing by combining all ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • In a big bowl, combine the chilled pasta, vegetables and herbs. Add the dressing and feta cheese and toss well.
  • Cover bowl and let stand on the counter or in the fridge for at 30 minutes to an hour (or longer) to allow the flavors to seep into the noodles.
Nutrition Facts
Greek Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 474 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 864mg 36%
Potassium 382mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 51g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 6g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 11.4%
Vitamin C 41.3%
Calcium 19.8%
Iron 10.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Looking for the perfect summer salad? Try this easy Greek pasta salad with fresh and crisp veggies tossed in aromatic Greek dressing and tangy feta cheese. | www.foxyfolksy.com

Bebs

Bebs here! I love to cook and try new things and DIY projects! And although I think of myself as a homebody, I like seeing other places from time to time.
If you are looking for a recipe and it ain't here, make a request and I will try my best to make it for you!

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