Greek Pasta Salad

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Makes:
20 servings
Serving Size:
1/2 cup
Yields:
10 cups
Prep:
35 mins
Chill:
4 hrs to 24 hrs
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Greek Pasta Salad

Ingredients
12
ounces dried mostaccioli or penne pasta
2
cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
1
medium cucumber, halved lengthwise and sliced (1 1/2 cups)
1/2
cup sliced green onions (4)
1/3
cup pitted kalamata olives, halved
1/2
cup vegetable oil
1/2
cup lemon juice
2
tablespoons snipped fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil, crushed
2
tablespoons snipped fresh oregano or 2 teaspoons dried oregano, crushed
4
cloves garlic, minced
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
1
cup crumbled feta cheese (4 ounces)
 
Fresh oregano leaves (optional)

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain again. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in tomatoes, cucumber, green onions, and olives.
  2. For dressing, in a screw-top jar combine oil, lemon juice, basil, snipped or dried oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cover and shake well. Drizzle dressing over pasta mixture; toss gently to coat. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.
  3. Before serving, sprinkle salad with cheese. Garnish with oregano leaves.

Nutrition Facts

(Greek Pasta Salad)
    Per serving:
  • 137 kcal cal.,
  • 7 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 4 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 1 g monounsatured fat),
  • 5 mg chol.,
  • 120 mg sodium,
  • 15 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 2 g sugar,
  • 3 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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