Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Greek Pasta Salad

Pasta salads are so easy and so delicious. My favorites are tuna pasta salad, tuscan pasta salad, and macaroni salad. Yum! If you love pasta salads, then you will definitely love this delicious and refreshing Greek Pasta Salad. It tastes amazing, and is perfect for a quick healthy lunch.

  • 12 oz. uncooked whole wheat pasta
  • 1 medium onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 cucumber
  • 3 to 4 tomatoes
  • 1/2 can olives (15 oz.)
  • 2-3 oz. crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 c. cooked chickpeas (drained)
  • 1/2 c. olive oil
  • 4 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. salt (or to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)
First you will need to cook your pasta.  I recommend using bow-ties, rotini, or penne. Cook the pasta according to the directions on the package. Rinse with cool water and drain well.

While your pasta is cooking, you can prepare the vegetables you will be using. Thinly slice your onion, but cut the cucumber and tomato into chunks. If you want to add more veggies into this salad, feel free to do so. You could add some bell pepper, parsley, and maybe even some spinach. Next you will need to toss together the pasta, vegetables, olives, feta, and chickpeas.

Now you will need to make the dressing. In a separate bowl, mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, sugar, mustard, and seasonings. Stir well and drizzle over the pasta salad. Toss the salad again until the dressing is evenly distributed throughout. Keep chilled until ready to serve. (It tastes best cold.)

When your pasta is nicely chilled, enjoy this delicious healthy meal!

This recipe is super simple, and takes less than 30 minutes to make. I hope you enjoy this Greek Pasta Salad. Please let me know if you try this. Did you add more veggies? What are your favorite pasta salads?

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Have an awesome day and may God bless you always!

Lots of Love,

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