I have never made a pasta salad but my mom absolutely loves them. She always gets the Italian Pasta Salad from the store. I decided to try out a Greek Pasta Salad. Next will be Italian 🙂 I love that you can basically add whatever you want to a pasta salad. Some people add meats like salami or cubes of different cheese. I wanted to make this one a little more healthier so I went for only veggies.
12 ounces pasta noodles (preferably Radiatore or something similar), cooked
1/2 Cup EVOO
1/4 Cup red wine vinegar
1 teaspoons dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 Cup pitted kalamata olives, halved
3 baby cucumbers, cut thin
1-2 Cup baby spinach
Feta Crumbles for topping (optional)
First you want to cook your pasta. Once cooked drain and run under cold water.
In a small bowl whisk together EVOO, vinegar, seasonings, garlic, and mustard. Add more salt and pepper to your taste.
Cut all veggies into halves or thin slices.
Using a large bowl combine pasta and veggies. Pour dressing over and toss until coated.
Since my mom does not like cheese, I served the feta cheese on the side to leave the cheese optional for all.