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The Best Greek Pasta Salad

One of Susan's passions is cooking and creating new recipes for family and friends.

Greek pasta salad is perfect as a main course or as a side dish.

Greek pasta salad is perfect as a main course or as a side dish.

Salads

Most nights I like to serve a salad along with the main course. This salad recipe was actually inspired by a store-bought salad. I liked the one from the store, but as I was eating it I knew I could improve on it.

I went ahead and made a fairly large bowl of it—and it was gone in one sitting. There were four of us eating it, and we served it with roasted chicken and broccoli.

Cook Time

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30 min

15 min

45 min

Serves four or more people.

Ingredients

For the salad:

  • 14 ounces fusilli pasta, cooked
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/8 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 1/8 cup red pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese

For the dressing:

  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/8 cup fresh greek oregano
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • dash tabasco sauce
  • sea salt, to taste
  • fresh ground pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a pot of rapidly boiling water, add pasta and cook for 8 to 9 minutes stirring occasionally. Once cooked to your liking, strain out the water, run cold water over the pasta still straining until cool.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk all of the salad dressing ingredients together and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, add the cooked pasta, red onion, red pepper, green pepper, olives, and sun-dried tomato. Toss gently.
  4. To the salad, add the dressing (whisking before you add it) and toss gently. Add the feta, salt, and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

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Comments

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 08, 2019:

Not a problem at all, Bill. :)

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 07, 2019:

I'm not much of a veggie guy. I'm sure this is delicious, and I'm sure Bev would love it, but I'll have to live vicariously through all of you, I'm afraid. :)

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 07, 2019:

Pamela, Always nice to see you. Yes, this salad would be a great addition to a potluck.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 07, 2019:

Thanks, Rebecca.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on December 06, 2019:

This pasta salad sounds very good. i have never made a pasta salad as my husband is not fond of them but I am going to a potluck soon and this would be perfect.

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on December 06, 2019:

This looks delicious, Susan. And good for my vegetarian diet. Thanks!