Friday, August 26, 2016

Greek Pasta Salad

Knowing how much I love a good Greek Salad (I am fortunate enough to have a Greek restaurant just a couple of miles from my house -- hello baklava!), a friend of mine gave me this recipe for a Greek Pasta Salad. I love pasta salad, too, so this was really the best of both worlds. I ate it as a main dish as is, but for a heartier version you could add cubed salami. I'll be making this again and again.
Greek Pasta Salad

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ cup olive oil
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 clove garlic, crushed

3 cups fusili, cooked according to package directions
2 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 English cucumber, seeded and diced
12 pitted Kalamata olives
1 small jar marinated artichokes
1 ½ cups feta cheese, crumbled
½ cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
4 scallions, sliced

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together lemon juice, oil, salt, pepper, oregano, and garlic until thick and creamy; chill. In a large mixing bowl combine pasta, tomatoes, green pepper, cucumber, olives, artichokes, feta cheese, parsley, and green onions. Toss salad ingredients with dressing gently to coat. Serve immediately.

Serves 6 to 8


Marigene said...

I love pasta salads, too...and this one sounds delicious! I even have everything on hand. In fact, I noticed the jar of kalamata olives in the pantry, the other day and wondered what I could use they in.
Enjoy the weekend, Pattie.

Summer said...

This salad is right up my alley! Looks so delish ♥

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

This looks amazing! I am such a huge fan of feta - I could eat it right out of the package, all on its own, as my dinner!! :) said...

I'm a big fan of pasta salad too and always on the lookout for new recipes. This one definitely sounds like a keeper! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Linda said...

I spotted the Kalamatas and artichokes and am salivating - this looks like a really good recipe, and I think the salami would be a great addition.
I'm glad you are eating well and continuing to make meals special, Pattie! Very inspiring...

Love is a Lifestyle said...

I love how fresh this dish is. It looks so appetizing.

Unknown said...

This sounds so tasty!! YUM!

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Vanessa said...

All my favorite ingredients. I love it and so easy to make for a weekend with the family. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

I love pasta salads and this one with the artichokes sounds so delicious! I even have everything in the pantry right now and the feta cheese too, so I think this will appear sometime this weekend on our table! Thanks! Linda

JES said...

This looks delicious and I have pinned! Thank you for linking with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! :)