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it's greek to me! pasta salad!

(4 ratings)
Recipe by
Colleen Sowa
La Crosse, WI

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!

(4 ratings)
yield 10 - 15
prep time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For it's greek to me! pasta salad!

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

How To Make it's greek to me! pasta salad!

  • 1
    Use a whisk to beat together the dressing ingredients. Refrigerate until needed.
  • Fusilloni
    Cook the pasta according to the directions on the package. Rinse. Drain well.
  • Greek Pasta Salad !
    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.

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