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greek salad - minnesota style

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Theresa Fahie-Trusten
White Bear Lake, MN

Since I'm not quite sure what all goes into an "official" Greek salad, I decided to put "Minnesota Style" behind the title since my oldest daughter and I make this on a regular basis - it's easy, delicious and different from the meat and potatoes that we normally cook. Enjoy!

(1 rating)
yield 4 -6
prep time 45 Min

Ingredients For greek salad - minnesota style

  • 1 box
    penne pasta
  • 1 pkg
    feta cheese
  • 2 bottle
    greek vinaigrette salad dressing (or 1 if eating right away)
  • 1
  • 1 pkg
    small tomatoes
  • 1
  • 1 can
    black olives
  • 1
    green pepper
  • 1
    whatever veggie you like!

How To Make greek salad - minnesota style

  • 1
    Cook the penne pasta, drain and let soak in cold water for about 15 minutes. (After the 15, take out of the cold bath and let dry)
  • 2
    Ready the veggies! Dice the cucumbers and green pepper into larger chunks - I usually cut the cucumber about 1/2 " wide, then divide into 4). Slice the leeks, wash and dry the baby tomatoes and open and open and drain the black olives.
  • 3
    Combine it all - the pasta, the veggies prepared above, the package of feta cheese and ONE bottle of the Greek vinaigrette dressing.
  • 4
    Eat immediately or is wonderfully good after being refrigerated. If you refrigerate, you will find that the dressing has soaked into the pasta. Just add a bit more dressing when you're about to serve after refrigeration to re-coat.