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Greek Style Pasta Salad

This pasta recipe. Yum.

Greek Style Pasta Salad - This Gal Cooks

Today I’m sharing a pasta recipe with you, which is quite ironic because I started the low carb diet again on Saturday. But I made this last weekend so I’m ok. There isn’t any carb cheating going on.

Why low carb, you might ask? Well, I’m actually a pretty fit individual. I am still what most would consider small. But during the holiday season (the Christmas holiday season) I went a little crazy with the cookies, cakes and candies and I gained about 12 pounds.  I want to get back to my pre “complete lack of control with the sweets” self and exercise alone just isn’t doing it. Exercise alone isn’t working because I still continue to eat more sweets and other carbs than I normally do. So it’s time to break my body from the carb addiction, get back to my ideal weight and lose the desire to eat sweets.

I know I can do it. I’ve been through this before. Luckily, I get back to my ideal weight fairly quickly. With that being said, expect to see some delicious low carb meals on this blog in the future!

So can you guess what this recipe is (don’t look at the name in the photo!) Yep, it’s Greek style pasta salad recipe. Perfect for a warm Spring day! See those farfalle pasta? They have a hint of orange, don’t they? The pasta is made with pureed squash and carrot in addition to the normal ingredients used in pasta. The difference in taste to regular pasta is subtle but they still taste pretty darn good!

I first found out about this type of pasta while visiting Simply Gloria’s Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Salad a couple of weeks ago. I knew I had to try the pasta, and I wanted to try her salad but I got a little experimental in the kitchen and created this recipe I am sharing with you today. I hope you enjoy it!

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Recipe: Greek Style Pasta Salad
 
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Recipe type: Pasta, Salad
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 6 oz farfalle pasta
  • ½ C roasted red pepper, diced (I cheated and used the jarred roasted red peppers)
  • ¼ C Italian dressing
  • 1 tomato, seeded and diced
  • ½ C crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ C cucumber, peeled and diced (about ⅓ of an average cucumber)
  • ½ tsp Greek seasoning (plus more, if your taste desires it)
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta until tender. Drain and chill.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the feta, tomato, red pepper and cucumber.
  3. Stir in the chilled pasta.
  4. Mix in the Italian dressing and the Greek seasoning.

 

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21 comments on “Greek Style Pasta Salad”

  1. Look yummy Julie! I have gained weight since I started blogging, I keep getting sucked in by all of the desserts being posted :) All of the food just looks so good!!!

  2. YUM… I love greek anything!! I am pinning this – great summer salad!

  3. These look wonderful!

  4. That looks really good and easy! I use the veggie pasta too and really like it. Good luck with your low-carb diet!

  5. Looks scrummy.. i just love feta! Good luck with low carb! :)

  6. This looks so tasty. Anything pasta or feta related and I swoon over it! Thanks for sharing.

  7. You had me at feta cheese too! Sounds delicious! Pinning!

  8. This recipe looks very good! =)

  9. This looks delicious, I adore pasta salad in the hot weather.

    Lucy Loves To Cook.

  10. I really love the look of this – Greek salad is one of my favourites (and obviously pasta too!).

    I hope you are having a lovely week.

    Kate x
    Kate at Home

  11. I love Greek recipes, especially pasta. We eat a lot of pasta! I know what you mean about how sweets change the body-whew! I don’t think I could go without carbs though, especially after seeing this!

  12. Looks delicious, Julie and I am a huge fan of Greek food ! Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party :-)

  13. Yummy! I have been on a “Greek” kick lately, and this looks so good!

  14. Sounds SO delicious. My husband loves pasta salads, I should make this for him :)

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  18. Nice salads. Thank you Julie

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