Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Feta Pasta Salad

I'm learning to love pasta salads! The antipasto pasta salad I made recently was a favorite, but this one is really good too! It was really easy and had some great flavors to it! It's great for a gathering!

Total Time: 20 Minutes
Feta Pasta Salad-Adapted from LuLu's Recipe Box
Serves 10

  • 12 ounces bowtie pasta
  • 1 whole red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 white onion, chopped
  • 6 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup black olives
  • 8 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 envelope Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix (make According To Directions On Envelope)
  • 3 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 3 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
Cook pasta according to directions on package. Drain and rinse with cold water. Prepare all of the vegetables.
For the dressing, prepare the Good Seasons Italian dressing according to the package instructions with vinegar, olive oil and water. Then add the rest of the dressing ingredients. Shake well in a dressing bottle or small tupperware container.
Combine pasta, cheese and vegetables in large bowl. Add salad dressing and toss lightly with minced fresh basil.
Store in the refrigerator in a covered container.
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