Summer's going to be in full swing in just a few weeks. Time to break out all the picnic food...and that means summer salads!! This Greek Pasta Salad is so yummy and a fun twist on your regular pasta salad. Switch up the black olives that I used for kalamata olives for a more intense flavor. This is a super simple salad to throw together and is a crowd pleaser as well!
Greek Pasta Salad
3 cups pasta ~ cooked
1 small cucumber ~ large dice
1 cup cherry tomatoes ~ halved
1 4-ounce can sliced olives ~ drained (can use kalamata)
1 small red onion ~ sliced
3/4 cup feta cheese ~ crumbled
Creamy Greek Salad Dressing (recipe follows)
Place all ingredients in a large bowl and toss.
Chill before serving.
Creamy Greek Salad Dressing
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
4 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
Place mustard, vinegar, oregano, salt, pepper and basil in a small bowl. Stir to combine.
Whisk in olive oil until creamy. Pour over salad.
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