This pasta salad was so easy to make, but amazingly tasty! The husband had so much of it that I had to stop him from eating. Or else the kids there will not be enough for the kids to enjoy. The kids enjoyed it as much as we did as well!
The dressing was so delicious! Just the right balance of sweet, salty, and tang. And the vegetables added layers of texture and some freshness to the salad. What I liked most is getting a little of that yummy feta cheese in each bite. This is one of those awesome make ahead recipe for a busy week or party. Oh, and it’s vegetarian friendly too!
Easy Pasta Salad
- Fusilli Pasta 190g
- English Cucumber 1/2 diced
- Feta Cheese 70g
- Tomato 1, seeded and diced
- Purple onion 3 tbsp, diced
- Cilantro 3-4 tbsp, chopped
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil 4 tbsp
- Red Wine Vinegar 3 tbsp
- Lemon Juice 2 tsp
- Dried Oregano 1 tsp
- Honey 2 tsp
- Garlic cloves 2, minced
- Salt to taste
- Black pepper to taste
- Bring a pot of salted water to boil, and cook pasta until Al dente.
- Drain, transfer to a large mixing bowl, and allow to cool.
- Make dressing by whisking olive oil, red wine vinegar, honey, garlic, oregano, lemon juice, and salt together.
- When pasta is cooled to room temperature, crumble feta cheese over pasta, and add all the other ingredients into mixing bowl.
- Pour dressing over pasta, season with black pepper, and toss to combine.
- Serve immediately or keep chilled until ready to serve.
Ah-ber6 September, 2016 at 9:52 am
Do you think this recipe is able to work if I substitute the red wine vinegar with balsamic vinegar? There’s really too many bottles of various vinegar at home now, except for red wine vinegar.
Sharon Lam6 September, 2016 at 10:19 pm
Hi there! Apple cider vinegar would be a better substitute if you have it.
Kei10 September, 2016 at 4:33 pm
What is the English cucumber? Is it zucchini? Where I can get it? Thank you
Sharon Lam10 September, 2016 at 8:25 pm
Hmmm… it’s a smaller cucumber, very similar to Japanese cucumber. I usually get it from Cold storage, Jason’s etc… You can use Japanese or regular cucumber. Just remove the seeds, and dice it.
Kei12 September, 2016 at 12:18 pm