I LOVE Greek food! Beautiful, simple ingredients that are just jam-packed with flavour. Sweet, juicy grape tomatoes, salty feta, crunchy peppers and cucumbers, rich earthy Kalamata olives. This refreshing pasta salad really packs a punch!
Greek Pasta Salad
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
the zest of one lemon
1/4 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, patted dry
4 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
4 Tbsp. canola oil
1- 2 tsp. fresh oregano leaves or 3/4 tsp. dried
salt and pepper to taste
Puree all dressing ingredients in a food processor or blender.
8 oz. uncooked small pasta ( I used small shells)
8 oz. red and yellow grape tomatoes, sliced in half
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
4 oz, pitted Kalamata olives
small handful chopped fresh parsley
2 small cucumbers, diced
4 oz. brine packed feta cheese, crumbled
Cook pasta in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain pasta. Spread on greased baking sheet to cool down. Toss with dressing. Add the remaining ingredients. Mix well. Keep refrigerated.
Tags: Pasta, Salad. Greek, Vegetarian