HOW TO MAKE GREEK PASTA SALAD!
Even if cooking is “all Greek” to you, this is an easy and delicious recipe that can be easily increased to bring for a group potluck, or as is to serve that special someone for a quiet evening at home. Kathleen shows us how to literally “toss” together this dish that’s sure to impress with very little effort!
Ingredients and equipment you will need:
*3 cups tri-color Rotini pasta
*5 cups water
*2 tablespoons olive oil
*1 1/2 cup Ceasar or Italian salad dressing
*2 cucumbers (coarsely chopped)
*2 cups cherry tomatoes (halved)
*2 cups black olivest (chopped)
*1/2 cup red onion (chopped)
*1 cup fresh feta cheese
*2 Bowls (1 Microwave safe)
Always wash your hands before handling any food.
Part 1 — Make the Pasta
Step 1: Combine 5 cups of water and 3 cups of pasta in a microwave safe dish.
Step 2: Cook in the microwave on high for 15 minutes. Stir every 5 minutes until noodles are cooked through.
Step 3: Pour cooked noodles into a colander or strainer to drain the excess water. Rinse noodles with cold water. Place noodles into a serving bowl.
Part 2 — Make the Salad
Step 4: Peel cucumbers using a vegetable peeler and cut into chunks.
Step 5: Cut cherry tomatoes in half (hint: use the tip of the knife to make a small cut in the skin first, then slice).
Step 6: Open can of olives and drain. Slice olives in half.
Step 7: Chop onions into small pieces.
Step 9: Pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil onto pasta.
Step 10: Pour dressing over pasta.
Step 11: Use a large spoon to mix pasta thoroughly.
Step 12: Pour vegetables onto pasta.
Step 13: Mix pasta and vegetables together.
Step 14: Sprinkle fresh feta cheese over the salad. Serve chilled.
If safety is a concern with the use of knives, you may opt to purchase olives already cut in half, onions pre-chopped (can be found in the produce section of most grocery stores), leave out the cucumbers, and leave the tomatoes whole. Always ask for assistance if you are not comfortable using a knife on your own.