Easy Greek Pasta Salad
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Easy Greek Pasta Salad with a homemade vinaigrette, pasta, feta, and olives is the perfect, easy lunch meal you can enjoy at room temperature. Also great with added chicken or shrimp.
Easy Greek Pasta Salad is such an easy recipe to make, with just a quick homemade vinaigrette and a few ingredients you’ll have a delicious lunch dish ready to go. A perfect pairing for this Easy Greek Pasta Salad is Pure Leaf® Unsweetened Black Iced Tea. Pure Leaf® generously sponsored a series of posts on this blog, including this one.
Pasta salads have been a favorite of mine since I was a kid, but I was never fond of the heavy mayonnaise dressings they were covered in. Since they were always served at barbecues and parties I learned to avoid them since I felt like they weren’t great at room temperature.
This delicious Easy Greek Pasta Salad is made with a quick homemade vinaigrette and tastes fresh with the addition of fresh dill, tomatoes and cucumbers.
There is actually a story about why I paired this Easy Greek Pasta Salad with the Pure Leaf® Unsweetened Black Iced Tea. As a kid anytime we were feeling under the weather or it was a cold day our mom would make us a cup of Lipton® Black Tea for breakfast. We would drink the tea paired with pita bread, feta cheese and black Greek olives. To this day if I feel sick, I immediately prepare the same breakfast.
With the addition of the feta and olives, the salad is filling without the need for any additional proteins. If you would like to add some to the dish you can always add chicken or shrimp, just marinate for 30 minutes in a few tablespoons of the dressing before grilling or sautéing on a medium high heat until just cooked through.
This recipe pairs perfectly with Pure Leaf® Unsweetened Black Iced Tea. The classic flavor of the iced tea complements well with the clean, fresh flavors of the Easy Greek Pasta Salad.
Pure Leaf® is passionate about serving iced tea brewed from real tea leaves, never from powders or concentrate. It starts with fresh-picked tea leaves expertly blended, then steeped and brewed for a real leaf-brewed taste.
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Easy Greek Pasta Salad
Easy Greek Pasta Salad with a homemade vinaigrette, pasta, feta, and olives is the perfect, easy lunch meal you can enjoy at room temperature. Also great with added chicken or shrimp. Pairs well with Pure Leaf® Unsweetened Black Iced Tea.
- 1 pound rotini pasta
- 1 cucumber chopped
- 1 cup grape tomatoes halved
- 1/2 red onion sliced thinly
- 4 ounces Feta cheese cubed
- 1/2 cup Kalamata olives pitted and cut in half
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons fresh dill finely chopped
- In a large pot of boiling water, cook the rotini according to the instructions.
- Drain and place in a large bowl.
- Add the cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, feta and olives to the bowl.
- To make the dressing combine all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk.
- Pour over the bowl of pasta salad ingredients and toss together carefully.
- The Easy Greek Pasta Salad can be served cold or at room temperature.
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