Greek Pasta Salad
Pasta salad that's gone Greek! Feta cheese, red onions, cucumbers, olives and tomatoes are added to pasta with a Greek dressing to make this Greek Pasta Salad.
- 5 oz dry Lasagnettes pasta, uncooked, about 1 1/2 cups
- 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
- 1 cup cucumber, diced, seeded, peeled or unpeeled
- 1 cup pitted Kalamata olives, drained
- 1/2 cup red onion, diced
- 3 ounce good quality feta cheese, crumbled
- 1/4 cup Greek salad dressing (recipe follows)
- Coarse ground black pepper
- Oregano to taste
- GREEK SALAD DRESSING
- 1 teaspoon chili stone ground mustard*
- 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
Adapted from amazingpinterestworld.blogspot.com
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain in a colander, rinse with cold water, and drain again.
Transfer to a large bowl, add tomatoes, cucumber, olives, onions, and feta cheese. Toss together.
Make the Greek salad dressing. Place all ingredients in a jar with lid, and shake well to mix. Store in the refrigerator.
Cook’s Note: This is a vinaigrette. For a creamy dressing, puree all ingredients but the oil in a blender or food processor. Then, while the blender is running, carefully add the oil. Mix until creamy. Fresh herbs are best, but I didn’t have any, so I used dried.
Drizzle dressing over pasta; toss to coat. Cover and chill in refrigerator for 2 hours to 24 hours. Sprinkle black pepper and oregano. Makes 4-6 servings.
Cook’s Note: Play with the ingredients and adjust according to preference. There will be more dressing than you need for the salad. Save in the refrigerator for another day/salad.