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I don’t know about you, but when the weather starts heating up I would do almost anything to avoid having to actually cook! I want foods that are fresh and easy and can come together in less than twenty minutes.
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Luckily this yummy cold pasta salad is the perfect solution to my lazy summer cooking style. Not only is it absolutely delicious, it requires just 10 easy ingredients. It is perfectly yummy all by itself, but it is also great served with grilled chicken, steak or shrimp for an effortless meal your whole family will love!
Here is what you need:Tri-color pasta Rotini 1/2 6 oz.bag fresh baby spinach 1 large cucumber 1 container Feta crumbles 1 container grape tomatoes 1 jar Greek olives salt & pepper 4- 6 tablespoons Olive oil 2-4 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 lemon, juiced
Step 1: Mince garlic, juice lemon, then set aside.
Step 2: In a mason jar, mix together olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, salt, pepper and minced garlic.
Step 3: Wash tomatoes, then slice and set aside.
Step 4: Peel, seed and dice cucumber, then set aside.
Step 5: Chop fresh spinach and set aside. Pitt olives and set aside.
Step 6: Cook pasta according to package. Then drain and run under cool water.
Step 7: In a large bowl mix together pasta and all the chopped ingredients. If serving right away then add dressing and top with feta crumbles.
Step 8: Pasta salad can be served cold or at room temperature.
Simple Greek Pasta Salad
This simple cold pasta salad is a delicious light meal, just in time for Summer.
- Tri-color pasta Rotini
- 1/2 6 oz. bag fresh baby spinach
- 1 large cucumber
- 1 container Feta crumbles
- 1 container grape tomatoes
- 1 jar Greek olives
- salt & pepper
- 4- 6 tablespoons Olive oil
- 2-4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 lemon juiced
Mince garlic and juice lemon then set aside
- In a mason jar, mix together olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, salt, pepper and minced garlic.
- Wash tomatoes, then slice and set aside.
- Peel, seed and dice cucumber, then set aside.
Chop fresh spinach and set aside.
Pitt olives and set aside.
Cook pasta according to package, drain and run under cool water.
In a large bowl mix together pasta and all chopped ingredients. If serving right away, add dressing and top with feta crumbles.
- Pasta salad can be served cold or at room temperature.