Greek-Style Pasta Salad

Perfect for a potluck, this pairing of rotini, salami, olives and more has mass appeal.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 16
  • servings 10
 

Ingredients

Dressing

2/3
cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4
cup red wine vinegar
2
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1
teaspoon chopped fresh oregano leaves or 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
1
clove garlic, finely chopped

Salad

3
cups uncooked rotini pasta (8 oz)
4
oz hard salami slices, quartered
1
medium cucumber, seeded, cut into chunks (1 1/4 cups)
1
small green bell pepper, cut into thin bite-sized strips
1
small red bell pepper, cut into thin bite-sized strips
2
medium tomatoes, cut into wedges, then cut in half
1/2
cup sliced kalamata or other Greek olives
1/4
cup sliced fresh basil leaves or 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
6
oz feta cheese, crumbled (1 1/2 cups)

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In blender or food processor bowl, place all dressing ingredients. Cover; blend on medium speed about 20 seconds or until smooth; set aside.
  • 2 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain.
  • 3 In 4-quart bowl, place pasta and remaining salad ingredients. Add dressing; toss gently. Serve immediately.
  • 1 In blender or food processor bowl, place all dressing ingredients. Cover; blend on medium speed about 20 seconds or until smooth; set aside.
  • 2 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain.
  • 3 In 4-quart bowl, place pasta and remaining salad ingredients. Add dressing; toss gently. Serve immediately.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Two tablespoons chopped green onions can be substituted for the garlic in the dressing.

Genoa and cotto salamis are the best-known Italian salamis. Genoa is rich, fatty and studded with white peppercorns, and cotto is studded with black peppercorns.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
(
Calories from Fat
210),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
23%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
710mg
710%;
Total Carbohydrate
24g
24%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
9g
9%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
35%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.