Loaded Greek Pasta Salad Recipe

Loaded Greek Pasta Salad Recipe

Greek up your pasta with this loaded greek pasta salad, jam-packed with all those delicious Mediterranean Flavours.  

One thing to keep in mind, Mediterranean cuisine refers to the food and methods of preparation by the people of the Mediterranean Region, but it’s one and the same. The countries and islands within this region are Spain, France, Monaco, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco.

Oh, and did I mention that this is a minimal effort recipe, as the only thing you will need to cook is the pasta. 

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Prepare the Vegetables 

Start by cooking the pasta according to the package. So bring your water and noodles to a boil and cook until al dente, about  8-12 minutes. You can really use any shape of pasta, I personally like the penne rigate, but the bow ties or other kinds will work just as good. 

Next, lets cut up our veggies:

  1. Cut the cucumber into slices, then into quarters
  2. Mince the garlic
  3. Pit and halve the kalamata olives
  4. Roughly chop the marinated artichoke hearts
  5. Slice the red onion into half moons

Set everything aside for now. 

Kalamata Olives, Red Onion, Artichoke, and Cucumber

Bring All That Goodness Together

Now, the pasta should be cooked, so just rinse it under cold water to prevent it from sticking. Then, stir in the cut up vegetables. By this point it should begin to look like that loaded greek pasta salad I promised you. 

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Home Stretch

Finally, mix in the greek dressing and add salt and pepper to taste. 

Also, I like to leave my greek pasta salad to marinate for about 20-30 minutes, just to allow the onions and garlic to seep through everything. Although, the pasta salad can be eaten right away, and don’t worry it will still tastes great.

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If you are looking for more Mediterranean recipes, brought to you by moi, check out them out here. 

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Loaded Greek Pasta Salad
Greek up your salad with this loaded Greek Pasta Salad Recipe. It's packed with red onion, kalamata olives, artichokes, cucumber, and a tangy greek dressing
Loaded Greek Pasta Salad
Course Salad
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 8-12 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Course Salad
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 8-12 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Loaded Greek Pasta Salad
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta according to the packaging, about 8-12 minutes.
  2. Next, cut the cucumber into slices, then into quarters; mince the garlic; pit and halve the kalamata olives; roughly chop the marinated artichoke hearts; and slice the red onion into half moons. Set aside.
  3. Rinse the cooked pasta under cold water to prevent the noodles from sticking. Then, add pasta to a large mixting bowl.
  4. Finally, add the chopped veggies and the greek dressing.
  5. For some extra spice, add salt and pepper to taste.

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