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My Big Fat Greek Pasta Salad

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“My recipe for Greek-style pasta salad.”
READY IN:
57mins
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
Metric

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. PREPARE the DRESSING: Grate 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon zest; KNEAD and cut lemons into halves to juice, yielding 2 1/2 tablespoons juice; WHISK together remaining ingredients well; SET aside.
  2. BRING bring 6 quarts water to a boil in a large pot; ADD 1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt and spiral pasta, returning to boiling; COOK pasta according to package directions (do not overcook -- pasta should be al dente).
  3. DRAIN pasta well; RETURN pasta to pot and toss with a very small amount of olive oil to prevent sticking; LET stand to cool.
  4. PREP all pasta salad vegetables and fresh herbs to specifications; PLACE prepped vegetables into a large bowl.
  5. ADD the cooled pasta to vegetables in bowl, combining well.
  6. ADD 4-6 ounces cubed or crumbled feta cheese, without tossing.
  7. WHISK the DRESSING mixture again; POUR the DRESSING evenly over pasta salad; GENTLY fold pasta salad over from the bottom a few times to evenly distribute the dressing and combine feta cheese.
  8. CHILL pasta salad at least 2 hours to overnight.
  9. GARNISH pasta salad with parsley sprig, or fresh basil or mint leaves.
  10. SERVE and ENJOY!

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