Big bowl of Greek pasta salad
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Easy Greek Pasta Salad
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
 
Author: as easy as Apple Pie
Course: Salad
Servings:4

A super flavorful, colorful, and easy Greek pasta salad made with healthy, simple ingredients: creamy feta cheese, juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumber, crunchy green bell pepper, pungent red onion, and tangy Kalamata olives.

Ingredients
  • 225 grams (1/2 lb) dry pasta I used wholewheat fusilli
  • 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 150 grams (1 cup) grape or cherry tomatoes sliced into halves or quarters
  • 1 medium cucumber sliced into coins
  • 1 green bell pepper seeds and ribs removed, sliced
  • 1/2 medium red onion thinly sliced
  • 65 grams (1/3 cup) Kalamata olives
  • 110 grams (4 ounces) feta cheese crumbled (I used fat-free)
For the vinaigrette:
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 clove garlic minced
  • salt
You will also need:
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta in a pot of boiling salted water, drain and rinse under cold running water to stop the cooking process. Toss it with half tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and set aside to cool.
  2. Prepare the vinaigrette. In a small bowl, whisk together the extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, and salt.
  3. In a large serving bowl, combine the pasta with the tomatoes, cucumber, green bell pepper, onion, olives, and feta cheese.
  4. Pour the vinaigrette over the salad and toss.
  5. Sprinkle the salad with oregano and serve immediately, or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 3 days.
  6. Enjoy this easy Greek pasta salad!
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Calories: 400, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 514mg, Carbohydrates: 48g, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 6g, Protein: 16g

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