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Greek-Style Pasta Salad

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Greek-Style Pasta Salad
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 10
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Perfect for a potluck, this pairing of rotini, salami, olives and more has mass appeal.
Updated Jan 28, 2010

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)

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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Two tablespoons chopped green onions can be substituted for the garlic in the dressing.
  • tip 2
    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.

Nutrition

340 Calories, 23g Total Fat, 9g Protein, 24g Total Carbohydrate, 3g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
210
Total Fat
23g
36%
Saturated Fat
6g
31%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
9%
Sodium
710mg
30%
Potassium
210mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
3g
Protein
9g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
35%
35%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
10%
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 Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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