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Simple Greek Pasta Salad - Dietetic Directions - Dietitian and Nutritionist in Kitchener/Waterloo
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Simple Greek Pasta Salad

Simple Greek Pasta Salad

Are you bored of the same old lunch? If you are looking for a way to add variety to your family’s lunchbox, why not try this simple Greek Pasta Salad! I love this recipe for lunch because it can be prepared ahead of time and the flavours intensify the next day making it a mouth-watering addition.

 

Prep time: 10-12 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Serves: 4-6

 

Ingredients:

1 package of whole grain, tri coloured or gluten free pasta

½ cup of black olives, sliced or whole

1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved

½ cup red or green peppers, sliced

1 cup cucumber, diced

¼ cup of feta cheese, cubed

¼ cup olive oil

2 Tbsp of red wine vinegar

1 tsp dried oregano

Optional: ¼ cup red onion, chopped

 

Garnish: ¼ cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped

 

Instructions:

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions usually for 8-10 minutes.
  2. Transfer drained and cooked pasta into a large container with a seal. Allow pasta to cool before adding veggies.
  3. When pasta is cooled, add black olives, tomatoes, pepper, cucumber, feta cheese and dressing (olive oil and red wine vinegar).
  4. Add dried oregano and stir to combine all ingredients.
  5. Garnish with fresh parsley.