Friday, August 29, 2014
Greek Pasta Salad
I have shared some with neighbors, but the majority of them Jay and I have consumed. My favorite way to eat fresh tomatoes is with a little salt and pepper. Jay prefers tomato with feta cheese and dressing, and that my friends is the inspiration for today's recipe.
One of Jay's most favorite salad is a Greek salad. He will eat it anytime of day. He has been known to eat it for breakfast. I decided to put all his favorite Greek salad toppings into a pasta salad. I made it the other night, and thought for sure it would be a couple of portions. I was mistaken, he ate it all in one sitting. I guess it was a success.
recipe (serves 2)
1/2 lb. short cut dried pasta, cooked and cooled (penne, rigatoni, etc.)
1 cup tomatoes, I used a mix of yellow and plum tomatoes sliced and quartered
1/2 c. black olives, sliced
1/4 c. pepperoncini, sliced
1/8 c. sliced red onion
1/2 c. crumbled feta cheese
1/2 c. prepared Greek dressing, you may use more or less depending how you like your salad dressed
Simply cook pasta and allow to cool. In a large bowl mix all the sliced veggies with pasta. Gently add the feta cheese with the dressing and toss until well mixed. You may want to season with salt & pepper, but be careful feta can be quite salty.
Allow to chill in the refrigerator for several hours. Serve with pita bread or nice crusty baguette.
This would be great for this coming Labor Day picnics!
Also, here are a few pictures of my littlest playing soccer. I still need to get pictures of my oldest.