Hey there friends!
Can you believe it? I’m back with Tasty Tuesday! Woo Hoo!
We are finally settled in to some sort of normalcy with our new addition. I’m adjusting to being a mom to 3 kids and the older 2 are adjusting to having a mom who is not as accessible as before baby sisters arrival.
I’ve had a couple recipes swimming around in my mind while I’ve been on “leave” and this is one that has been on my mind the longest.
I thought pregnancy cravings went away after delivery, but I must have nursing cravings. This greek pasta salad is one thing that I’ve been craving lately.
I love pasta salad and usually stick to my normal tried and true recipe, but I wanted to try something different with some unique flavor. I think I’ve found it in this Greek Pasta Salad.
The tanginess of the kalamata olives and the sweetness of the sun dried tomatoes are a perfect combination. Along side the crunchiness of the cucumber and onion and the creamy feta cheese, this salad was a pleaser.
Some of my pickiest critics even loved this pasta salad! (High Five!!)
Greek Pasta Salad
Recipe Type: side dish
- 1 box bow tie pasta
- 4-6 oz container feta cheese
- 1 small carton grape tomatoes (or 1 small jar drained sun dried tomatoes)
- 1/2 english cucumber
- 1/4 purple onion
- 1 cup sliced and pitted kalamata olives
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1 TBL sugar
- 1 bottle greek salad dressing
- In a large pot, cook pasta according to package directions.
- Slice grape tomatoes in half and add to a large bowl.
- Slice english cucumber and add to bowl with tomatoes.
- Thinly slice purple onion and add to bowl.
- Add kalamata olives to bowl.
- Drain pasta and let cool.
- Add semi cooled pasta to bowl with other ingredients.
- Add salt, pepper, sugar and 1/2 the bottle of greek salad dressing to bowl.
- Gently toss together.
- Cover with plastic wrap and chill in fridge until ready to serve.
- Right before service, add more greek dressing if the salad looks too dry.
If you love pasta salad and are looking for a fun twist on the usual,
give this Greek version a try, you won’t be disappointed!
Here are some other pastas salads you might enjoy: