Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Greek Macaroni Salad

1 lb small pasta (Piccolini is really fun here)

1/2 cucumber, peeled and chopped
1 can black olives, cut in half
1/2 red onion, chopped
1/2 small container feta cheese, crumbled
1 tiny bottle pimentos, drained
1/2 yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 can garbanzo beans, drained
1 pkg cherry tomatoes, cut in half OR 2 roma tomatoes, chopped
1 small handful fresh parsley chopped (optional)

1/4 c. mayonnaise
2/3 c. greek salad dressing or other vinegar and oil salad dressing

Cook pasta in boiling salted water until tender. While cooking prepare vegetables and set aside.

Whisk mayonnaise until smooth. Slowly whisk in salad dressing until blended. When pasta is cooked, drain and rinse with cold water. Toss with dressing until coated. Stir in chopped vegetables

Other tasty additions:
Sliced zucchini
chopped spinach
Toasted pinenuts

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