Greek Pasta Salad (TNT)

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Greek Pasta Salad (TNT)

Post by pstarkoski on Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:04 am

Surprise! surprise!! I am finally ready to start posting some more recipes! It has been about 2 months and you wouldn't believe how many recipes I have stacked up for you all! .... I will start posting about 10 recipes in each email until I finally get caught up!

This is a great salad!! Really yummy!

Enjoy!
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Greek Pasta Salad

Makes: 10 to 12 servings
If you happen to have fresh oregano in your herb garden, this pasta salad puts it and homegrown grape or cherry tomatoes to good use.

Ingredients:

Greek Pasta Salad:

Greek dressing (see recipe)
2 tablespoons pine nuts
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 pound bow tie pasta, cooked according to package instructions, rinsed and drained
1½ cups cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
½ cup sliced black olives or coarsely chopped pitted kalamata olives
3 to 4 green onions, thinly sliced
½ cup crumbled feta cheese
Greek dressing:
½ cup olive oil
¼ cup red wine vinegar
¾ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
1 clove minced garlic
¾ teaspoon dried oregano or 2¼ teaspoons finely chopped fresh
¾ teaspoon sugar


Preparation:
Greek Pasta Salad:
Prepare Greek dressing and set aside. Heat olive oil in small, non-stick pan over low heat. Add pine nuts and brown carefully. Drain on paper towel and set aside to cool.
Combine pasta, tomatoes, olives, onions and cheese in large bowl. Add Greek dressing to taste. Stir in pine nuts to taste and serve.
Greek dressing:
In small bowl, whisk all ingredients together.


Recipe source: Recipe Friends Global Cooks yahoo group, submitted by Colleen Smith.

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