HOW TO MAKE PASTA SALAD

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Greek Pasta Salad Recipe










Greek Pasta Salad Recipe

A nice pasta salad recipe to try !

Pasta Salad Recipe Ingredients :
* 12 oz. dried mostaccioli or penne (about 4 cups uncooked)
* 2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
* 1 medium cucumber, halved lengthwise and sliced
* 4 green onions, sliced
* 1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved
* 1/2 cup olive oil
* 1/2 cup lemon juice
* 2 Tbsp. snipped fresh basil or 2 tsp. dried basil, crushed
* 2 Tbsp. snipped fresh oregano or 2 tsp. dried oregano, crushed
* 1 Tbsp. anchovy paste (optional)
* 4 to 6 cloves garlic, minced
* 1/4 tsp. salt
* 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
* 1 cup crumbled feta cheese (4 oz.)
* Fresh oregano leaves

Pasta Salad Recipe INSTRUCTIONS
1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain in a colander. Rinse with cold water; drain again.
2. In a large bowl toss together the cooked pasta, tomatoes, cucumber, green onions, and olives.
3. In a screw-top jar combine the olive oil, lemon juice, basil, the 2 tablespoons oregano, anchovy paste (if using), garlic, salt, and pepper. Cover and shake well. Drizzle over past mixture; toss to coat.
4. Cover and chill in refrigerator for as least 2 hours or up to 24 hours. To serve, add feta cheese; toss. Sprinkle fresh oregano leaves. Makes 12 to 16 side-dish servings.
The pasta salad recipe Greek style is ready to serve...nice ! Enjoy !
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