It's Greek To Me! Pasta Salad!

Colleen Sowa

By
@colleenlucky7

This is one of our favorite pasta salads! The flavors just "Pop" in your mouth!

I created this recipe a few years ago after having something similar in Chicago while dinning out... it was a hit the first time I made it and is requested several times a year.

This is a show stopper to take to a pot luck! Everyone always asks for the recipe!


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Serves:

10 - 15

Prep:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

DRESSING

3/4 c
olive oil
1/2 c
lemon juice, fresh
1/4 c
red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp
mint, fresh (or dried) minced fine
1 1/2 Tbsp
each: fresh or dried oregano and fresh or dried basil (crushed)
5 clove
garlic (finely minced)
1/3 tsp
sea salt
1/3 tsp
ground black pepper
1 Tbsp
anchovy paste (optional)

PASTA SALAD

5 c
raw pasta of choice (i use fusilloni) (cook as directed on package)
1 - 2 c
grape tomatoes
2 - 4
green onions (sliced thin)
1/2 - 1 c
kalamata olives (pitted)
1/2 - 1 c
green olives (pitted)
1 - 5 oz
(up to a cup) feta cheese (crumbled) (to taste)

OPTIOAL:

1 - 2 c
grilled chicken breast (sliced or cubed)
6 - 12 medium
greek style hot peppers

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Use a whisk to beat together the dressing ingredients. Refrigerate until needed.
2
Cook the pasta according to the directions on the package.

Rinse. Drain well.
3
Place all of the salad ingredients into a large bowl and gently but thoroughly toss together.

Put in a covered container and refrigerate about 2 to 3 hours.

Serve family style or in individual bowls.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads, Dressings
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Greek
Other Tag: Quick & Easy