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My recipe for Greek-style pasta salad.
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- 340.19 g box tri-color spiral pasta (Barilla brand)
- 118.29 ml red onion, cut into thin 1 1/2-inch strips
- 4 green onions, sliced thin
- 1 small green pepper, cut into thin 1 1/2-inch strips
- 1 small red pepper, cut into thin 1 1/2-inch strips
- 1 small yellow pepper, cut into thin 1 1/2-inch strips
- 236.59 ml sweet grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
- 1 peeled cucumber, quartered lengthwise in 3/4 inch thick slices
- 118.29 ml pitted kalamata olive, halved lengthwise
- 44.37 ml fresh basil leaves, cut into strips
- 29.58 ml fresh parsley, chopped
- 7.39 ml minced fresh mint leaves
- 113.39-170.09 g feta cheese (cut into small cubes or crumbled)
- 1PREPARE the DRESSING: Grate 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon zest; KNEAD and cut lemons into halves to juice, yielding 2 1/2 tablespoons juice; WHISK together remaining ingredients well; SET aside.
- 2BRING bring 6 quarts water to a boil in a large pot; ADD 1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt and spiral pasta, returning to boiling; COOK pasta according to package directions (do not overcook -- pasta should be al dente).
- 3DRAIN pasta well; RETURN pasta to pot and toss with a very small amount of olive oil to prevent sticking; LET stand to cool.
- 4PREP all pasta salad vegetables and fresh herbs to specifications; PLACE prepped vegetables into a large bowl.
- 5ADD the cooled pasta to vegetables in bowl, combining well.
- 6ADD 4-6 ounces cubed or crumbled feta cheese, without tossing.
- 7WHISK the DRESSING mixture again; POUR the DRESSING evenly over pasta salad; GENTLY fold pasta salad over from the bottom a few times to evenly distribute the dressing and combine feta cheese.
- 8CHILL pasta salad at least 2 hours to overnight.
- 9GARNISH pasta salad with parsley sprig, or fresh basil or mint leaves.
- 10SERVE and ENJOY!
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Nutritional Facts for My Big Fat Greek Pasta Salad
Serving Size: 1 (206 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 357.8
- Calories from Fat 166
- Total Fat 18.4 g
- Saturated Fat 4.4 g
- Cholesterol 13.4 mg
- Sodium 528.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 40.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
- Sugars 4.2 g
- Protein 9.0 g