A Little Bit of Spring – Pasta Salad


I am totally over wintertime. I hate being cold all the time and as a tightwad I refuse to turn up the heat. I just want it to be sunny and warm outside. I am ready for Spring. Unfortunately, Spring is a long ways away. Today’s weather was beautiful…until you went outside. It was bright and sunny and very cold. As I stared out the window I thought that I would love a nice flavorful, and refreshing spring dish. Pasta salad is the epitome of springtime fare, and I wanted some. Surprisingly I had everything I needed to make a very tasty pasta salad. After taking the pictures I threw in some tuna in a pouch and it was a wonderful lunch.

Springtime Pasta Salad
11 oz. small pasta
3 cloves garlic
handful of halved grape tomatoes
1 small can sliced black olives ( if you have kalamata olives use those instead)
1/4 cup chopped roasted red bell pepper
handful of Italian parsley chopped
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
7 T Extra virgin olive oil
4T white wine vinegar
salt & pepper

Cook pasta and garlic in pot, drain. Set aside garlic. Toss pasta, tomatoes, parsley, olives, onion, and peppers in a bowl. Mash garlic with some salt, add to salad. Whisk oil, vinegar, and salt&pepper in separate bowl then pour and toss over salad.Mix in Feta, then serve.

Add tuna for a complete meal!

Spring Pasta Salad
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Springtime Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 11 oz . small pasta
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • handful of halved grape tomatoes
  • 1 small can sliced black olives if you have kalamata olives use those instead
  • 1/4 cup chopped roasted red bell pepper
  • handful of Italian parsley chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 7 T Extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 T white wine vinegar
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta and garlic in pot, drain. Set aside garlic. Toss pasta, tomatoes, parsley, olives, onion, and peppers in a bowl. Mash garlic with some salt, add to salad. Whisk oil, vinegar, and salt&pepper in separate bowl then pour and toss over salad.Mix in Feta, then serve.

Recipe Notes

Add tuna for a complete meal!

jodiemo

Jodie is a wife, mom, writer and lover of chickens and gardens. She runs her family’s winery by day and cooks and writes by night.

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