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June 2, 2017

SUMMER FRESH GREEK PASTA SALAD

We all love eating a bit lighter
when Summer months are upon us
and 
how delicious does a fresh Greek Pasta Salad sound?
This is a recipe both the Divine Miss M
and I prepared last weekend and
everyone agreed.....this was two thumbs up!
All the ingredients are fresh and healthy....
what a beautiful sight for the senses!
Y'all enjoy!


GREEK PASTA SALAD
1 pound FRESH three- cheese tortellini pasta,
cooked according to package's instructions
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 small shallot, diced
1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
½ cup jarred artichoke hearts
½ cup Kalamata olives
½ cup crumbled feta cheese
Cup packed fresh basil leaves, finely chopped



The Greek Dressing
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
Cup apple cider vinegar
3 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
½ teaspoon dried thyme
2 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
Black pepper, to taste
Juice of ½ lemon



Combine all dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until blended.

In a large bowl combine tortellini pasta, tomatoes, shallot, cucumber, artichoke hearts, olives, feta cheese, and basil. Pour dressing over the top, then toss to combine. Serve immediately.


6 comments:

  1. Betsy, I truly love salads. I can't eat a lot of lettuce...so this sounds very good and nice change from greens. I would call this a lovely summer salad. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  2. This salad looks positively delish, Betsy. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  3. Love the new "Banner/Header" Well something else to add to the shopping list.:-)
    sounds and looks delish. Hugs and Kisses to the Sweet Mae.

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  4. This dish looks absolutely delicious!
    Brenda

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  5. Goodness, I dearly love a good pasta salad and can't wait to put this one together. Like you I like to eat lighter during the summer. Here in N. FL. we have already hit the low 90's........ it's summer. Will be making my copy of your delicious recipe ASAP. Thank you for sharing and I love your blog. I am your newest follower.

    Carolyn/A Southerner's Notebook

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    1. Hi Carolyn.....how wonderful that you came to visit and found something you enjoyed..welcome and please visit often....have a great week and enjoy the recipe.

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