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Greek Pasta Salad
This simple Greek Pasta Salad recipe paired with a homemade dressing is fresh, bright, and filling. It's a perfect contribution for your next potluck or for your dinner table on a busy weeknight.
- 12 oz penne uncooked, or any other pasta of your choice
- 2 cups cucumber chopped
- 2 cups grape tomatoes halved
- 1 green bell pepper chopped
- 1/2 cup olives such as Kalamata olives, pitted and halved
- 1/2 red onion chopped
- 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbled
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 2 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp fresh oregano or 1 tsp dried
- 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
- 1/2 tsp pepper or to taste
Cook the pasta: Boil the pasta according to package instructions. After you strain the pasta, rinse it well with cold water from the tap until it has cooled completely. Set it aside in a large bowl.
Prep the veggies: Slice all the veggies into bite-sized pieces. I like to have the olives halved but you can keep them whole. I have both cubed and crumbled feta in the salad to make sure every bite is a bit cheesy. Place all the ingredients in the large bowl with the cooled pasta.
Make the Greek salad dressing: Add all the dressing ingredients to a mason jar and shake well until everything is mixed well. Pour over the salad, and mix everything together well.
Finish the salad: Garnish with a sprinkle of oregano, crumbled feta, and some freshly cracked pepper.
Freezing: I don't recommend freezing this salad as the veggies and pasta will get soggy and fall apart after thawing.
Leftovers: To store leftovers in the refrigerator, place the salad in an airtight container and refrigerate up to 4 days.
Nutritional Information: Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 388mg | Potassium: 278mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 18.6mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1.2mg