Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Greek Pasta Salad

I've just recently started liking cucumbers and have been loving greek salads lately. So I made this pasta salad for dinner last night. It's really easy, just chop all the ingredients and mix together!
Taste: I loved the greek flavors!
Texture: Lots of different textures like a typical pasta salad.
Would I make this again?: Yes, definitely! It's so easy, it's perfect for a weeknight, or to take to a party!
Greek Pasta Salad
Adapted from Betty Crocker Recipes

1 box Betty Crocker® Suddenly Salad® classic pasta salad mix
3 tablespoons cold water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons Greek Seasoning
1 cup cubed salami
4 oz Provolone cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (1 cup)
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1 jar (7.5 oz) marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 can (6 oz) pitted small ripe olives, drained

2 cups medium diced cucumber

Empty Pasta mix into 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, in large bowl, stir together Seasoning mixes, water, and oil. Add salami, cheese, onion, artichoke hearts, olives and cucumber; toss gently to combine.
Drain pasta; rinse with cold water. Shake to drain well. Add pasta to salad mixture; toss gently. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving.

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