Greek Pasta Salad (Version 2)
Greek Pasta Salad (Version 2)

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Mix all Dressing Ingredients in a Jar or a Bowl EXCEPT the Olive Oil. Slowly pour in the Olive Oil while whisking. Use as much or as little as it takes to get the desired consistency. Wash and Prep all the Veg. and Cheeses.

To get started with this particular recipe, we must prepare a few ingredients. You can cook greek pasta salad (version 2) using 20 ingredients and 4 steps. Here is how you can achieve it.

The ingredients needed to make Greek Pasta Salad (Version 2):
  1. Prepare Dressing
  2. Get 2-3 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  3. Make ready 1 Lemon (Juice)
  4. Prepare 1/2 Cup Red Wine Vinegar
  5. Make ready 1/2-2/3 Cup EV Olive Oil
  6. Take 4 Cloves Garlic (Minced)
  7. Take 6 Tbsp Fresh Parsley (Chopped)
  8. Get 3-4 tsp Dried Oregano
  9. Prepare Salt (To Taste)
  10. Take Pepper (To Taste)
  11. Take 1 tsp Sugar (Optional)
  12. Get Salad
  13. Prepare 1 lb Rotini Pasta
  14. Make ready 2 Cans Large Black Olives (Whole, Halved, or Sliced)
  15. Get 1 Large English Cucumber (Or 2 Small to Medium Ones)
  16. Prepare 1-2 Cups Diced Roma Tomatoes (Seeded) (@ 3 Tomatoes)
  17. Take 1-2 Cups Diced Red Bell Peppers (Seeded) (@ 2 Peppers)
  18. Take 1 Cup Carrots (Julienned) (Optional)
  19. Prepare 8 oz Feta Cheese
  20. Prepare 1/2 Cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese (Optional)

In another bowl, whisk the vinaigrette, garlic and parsley. Drizzle over salad and toss to coat. TIP: Use leftover capers to add tanginess to pasta sauce or pizza.. Make salad: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Steps to make Greek Pasta Salad (Version 2):
  1. Mix all Dressing Ingredients in a Jar or a Bowl EXCEPT the Olive Oil. Slowly pour in the Olive Oil while whisking. Use as much or as little as it takes to get the desired consistency. Refrigerate.
  2. Wash and Prep all the Veg. and Cheeses. Cook Pasta according to package directions. Drain Pasta and pour it into a Large Mixing Bowl, and allow it to cool.
  3. Add all of the Salad Ingredients to the bowl and fold them in. Add the Salad Dressing in and mix until you have the amount you prefer. You may use all of the Dressing. Cover and Refrigerate for at least 1 Hour, though it's best after several hours. Enjoy!
  4. You may also use a store bought Dressing, if you don't have these ingredients on hand, or if you just don't want the hassle. My favorite store bought Dressing for this recipe has been Olive Garden Italian Dressing. If I recall correctly, about 12 oz. was the perfect amount for this salad, or around half of the big 24 oz. bottle.

TIP: Use leftover capers to add tanginess to pasta sauce or pizza.. Make salad: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Drain, rinse under cold water and transfer to a bowl. Add remaining ingredients, toss with dressing and serve. This Greek Pasta Salad is light and fresh, loaded with garden tomatoes, bell peppers and cucumbers tossed in a homemade Greek dressing with Kalamata olives and Feta cheese.

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