Greek-Style Pasta Salad

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

  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
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