Saturday 20 July 2013

Greek Pasta Salade

At last we have Summer weather here and we are really happy , there are days when it is too hot to go out in the afternoon that was not a problem till now as we have been busy re decorating our living which was lot of work especially emptying the book shelf etc....and then painitng the living.

Even though we live just less than a km from the seaside we have not been to the beach simply because none of us like to lay there in the hot sand for hours and hours like people d here.

When Shyama was younger we used to go often as she loved to play on the beach etc.... now even she don't want to go, so mostly when we go to the beach it will be walking with our bare feet in the luke warm water for km and km.

This Salde is excelent for the sunny weather we are having. Plus point you make this pasta salade and there is so much salade that you eat it for two days so the work is only for one day and the next day you don't hav eno work at all.

I got the idea for this salade from my another passion these days Pintrest :-)


280 gm pasta of your choice ( not long ones)
175 gm cherry tomatoes quatered.
1 cuumber seed removed and cut in small chunks
100 gm black olives stoned and quatered
200 gm red onions chopped
250 gm feta cheese in chunks

For the Dressing:
1 heap tsp mustard powder
Juice from 1 lime
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp dried basil leaves
1 tsp dried chilli flakes

Method :
Cook pasta according to the packet (make sure you add plenty of salt to the water your pasta is cooking)  and when the pasta is cooked drain the pasta and wash with cold water and keep in a sieve for draining the water.
In the mean while, add all the ingridients for the dressing in a bowl and mix everything well.
Add the drained pasta into a big glass bowl , add all the rest of the ingridients into the bowl with pasta , pour the dressing into the bowl and mix everything carefully making sure everything is coated . Just take care with the feta cheese as it tends to crumble up easily.
Taste and if there is not enough salt add more to your taste.
Cover the bowl and leave in the fridge for 2 hours before you serve.
Before you serve the pasta just remember to take out the dish from teh fridge in time so that the salade is not too cold.


Gloria Baker said...

I love this Finla!

Angie's Recipes said...

Fresh and wonderful flavours, Finla.

Chitz said...

Yummy & fresh salad !! Love the flavors !

sra said...

Earlier they used to give us Feta in Greek salads here, now they give us stale paneer shamelessly and charge us Greek salad prices!!!

Spandana said...

Looks so colorful. I have always wanted to make pasta salad, but was not sure how to make the dressing.
Bookmarked it!

zerrin said...

This is a perfect salad for summer! Love the dressing, it sounds so flavorful!

Unknown said...

The dish looks so yummy. You stay by the beach, cool, it is my hubby's dream to live near a beach.
Nice to meet you and your beautiful blog Finla.

Linda said...

This looks fantastic, great idea for warm summer days! :)

vandana rajesh said... of my favourite salads and just love the bite of the feta cheese in it. Love coming back here every time you have such an amazing collection of recipes.