I LOVE pasta salad. And tonight we accidentally made some of the best pasta salad I have ever had to go with dinner. We didn’t have a specific recipe, we were just kind of throwing in what we had on hand and it became a kind of Greek Pasta Salad. Oh. My. Goodness. It turned out SO good. I was eating some of it and from the other room Russ asked “are you eating more pasta salad?” At first I was confused as to why he would be asking this. Then I realized he knew exactly what I was doing because I was making some serious sounds of pleasure. Seriously. I’m fairly certain he heard moans and “mmmmnnnnuuuuummmnnnnnuuummm” as I shoved my face. I don’t know what made this so fantastic. Maybe it was the super awesome feta. Or the garden fresh vegetables… But seriously. It. Was. Amazing.
Greek Pasta Salad
- 2 c. uncooked veggie macaroni noodles
- 1 small red bell pepper, diced (fresh from the garden)
- 2-3 T. red onion, diced
- 1 large tomato, diced (fresh from the garden)
- 1/2 cucumber, peeled and diced
- 1/4 c. kalamata olives, roughly chopped
- 1/3 c. feta cheese (this feta is seriously better than most)
- 1 T. olive oil
- 1 T. red wine vinegar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 3/4 tsp. dried basil
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
- Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside, preferably in fridge to help cool.
- Chop up vegetables and add to pasta. Add Feta cheese. Toss to combine.
- Mix dressing ingredients together in a bowl. Add to pasta and stir until the dressing has been distributed evenly through salad. Serve immediately or after being refrigerated a couple hours.