My obsession with Greek food continues. I seriously need a trip to Greece one day. Meet my new favorite pasta salad. It's crazy good. I made a big batch of this for lunch last week. If you wanted to serve this at dinner I would add some grilled chicken, pita bread and tzatziki for a killer Greek meal.
This is best served room temperature so let it sit out a bit before you eat it. I got super lazy with this and used store bought dressing for the sauce. You could totally make your own but this way is easy and delicious. This is such a great light pasta salad for Summer.
|| L O A D E D G R E E K P A S T A S A L A D ||
- 1 bag or box twisty pasta
- 1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
- 1 english cucumber diced
- 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
- 1/2 orange bell pepper diced
- 8 pepperoncinis sliced
- 1/2 cup kalamata olives sliced
- 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbled (or one 4oz package)
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- red wine vinaigrette (I used the Amy's organic kind)
Cook pasta according the package. Place all other ingredients in a bowl. Rinse pasta and let cool before adding in with veggies. Toss everything together. Pour the entire bottle of dressing over top and stir well. Season with salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning.
Last night I had dinner at The Macintosh with some friends. They have a dirty martini with pimento cheese and bacon stuffed olives- oh man it was delicious. I may need to try and recreate this at home. Normally I like mine with blue cheese stuffed olives but this was a fun change. If you are visiting The Macintosh is a great spot for dinner. Their menu changes daily so it is always fresh and seasonal.
What I Wore.
This swing dress is such a great dress. I love that I can wear it casually with flip-flops or dress it up a bit. It is so comfortable and loose so it gives you room to indulge. The perfect dress to wear when you want to really eat!
It does run on the large side so size down, I am wearing an XS.