Mediterranean Pasta Salad

I saw this recipe on Lynda’s Recipe Box this morning and decided right then and there to make it for dinner.  It was a snap to make and tasted fantastic.  I really loved this pasta salad and both of my kids said they liked it too.  I loved the combination of tangy olives, sweet roasted peppers, crunchy cucumbers, and soft pasta.  I served this pasta salad alongside some Greek shrimp skewers (I will post the recipe tomorrow) for a delicious and healthy meal. Thanks for the wonderful recipe Lynda.

Combine the basil, oregano, canola oil, olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, and a pinch of sugar together in a bowl.  Whisk until well combined then set aside for flavors to mingle.

Cook the pasta per instructions in salted water.  Drain then rinse a bit with cold water. Combine the cooled pasta with the tomatoes, cucumber, olives, roasted bell pepper, red onion, and feta cheese together in a bowl.  Pour the vinaigrette on top and mix until coated evenly. Place into the refrigerator until ready to serve.  Enjoy.

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Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Yield: 6

Prep Time: 15 min.

Cook Time: 15 min. (for pasta)

Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients:

Vinaigrette:

1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
2 tsp fresh oregano, chopped
2 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tbsp canola oil
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Pinch of sugar

Pasta Salad:

7 oz fusilli, cooked per instructions
1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 a cucumber, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup kalamata olives, sliced
3 tbsp roasted bell pepper, diced
2 tbsp red onion, sliced
3 tbsp feta cheese

Directions:

Combine the basil, oregano, canola oil, olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, and a pinch of sugar together in a bowl. Whisk until well combine then set aside for flavors to mingle.

Cook the pasta per instructions in salted water. Drain then rinse a bit with cold water. Combine the cooled pasta with the tomatoes, cucumber, olives, roasted bell pepper, red onion, and feta cheese together in a bowl. Pour the vinaigrette on top and mix until coated evenly. Place into the refrigerator until ready to serve. Enjoy.

Adapted recipe by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Lynda's Recipe Box

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18 Responses to “Mediterranean Pasta Salad”

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    Chris — June 12, 2012 @ 8:02 pm

    Spectacular salad, Pam! I like that I could make it ahead of time for a cookout.

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 12, 2012 @ 10:08 pm

    I love everything in this! And I can’t wait for the shrimp skewers recipe.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — June 13, 2012 @ 1:31 am

    You made some really delicious pastas! This one is no exception!

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    Lia — June 13, 2012 @ 1:53 am

    I love this kind of food and flavours and your pasta salad look so moreish and delicious!
    Cheers,
    Lia.

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    Diane — June 13, 2012 @ 2:24 am

    I have some pasta I need to use up so this sounds perfect. Ta. Diane

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    Jenn's Food Journey — June 13, 2012 @ 5:29 am

    Love Mediterranean flavors – combine them with pasta and it’s pretty much heaven!

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    Kim in MD — June 13, 2012 @ 5:31 am

    I love every component in this pasta salad! It looks so cool and refreshing, too. Your photos are stunning, as usual, Pam!

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    Peggy Recker — June 13, 2012 @ 5:48 am

    Oh gosh that sounds wonderful! I am so looking forward to cooking again!

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    Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook — June 13, 2012 @ 6:38 am

    I have to stop visiting here in the morning. Now I’m craving your delicious pasta salad!

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    Lynda — June 13, 2012 @ 7:04 am

    Looks so good Pam, so pretty and colorful! Thanks too for the shout out and the link!

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    Hazel from Chicken in a Cherry Sauce — June 13, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    Wonderful dish for summer! I find it interesting that you have removed the skin from the cucumber – I’ve never seen that in England before!

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    Ryan — June 13, 2012 @ 1:51 pm

    I make a pasta salad that’s a lot like this and if you every want to make it even more healthy, toss in some chopped fresh spinach leaves. You can put in a TON of them before you even start to notice them and they are good for you : )

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    Joanne — June 13, 2012 @ 5:43 pm

    I really wish I had had this salad for dinner! Looks so delicious.

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    Sarah B. — June 13, 2012 @ 6:10 pm

    Oh my goodness this looks and sounds delicious! I will be making it this weekend, thanks for the recipe :)

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    Words Of Deliciousness — June 13, 2012 @ 8:32 pm

    This looks so yummy. I would love to have for a summer meal.

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    Jennifer — June 14, 2012 @ 4:32 am

    I love Mediterranean pasta salads. Thanks for the new recipe for me to try out!

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    Rhonda (@diningalone) — June 14, 2012 @ 11:55 am

    wow that looks good and my husband would even eat it. I love all the colors and textures.

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    grace — June 15, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

    i think that when i see ‘mediterranean’ in a recipe title, i automatically know that it’ll be colorful. nice one, pam (and lynda!)!

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