I did (as usual) make some changes, this time because I apparently spaced out at the grocery store and forgot some ingredients (I confess I was distracted by the cheese section and I was hungry), but these changes are noted below.
I guess mainly what makes it Greek is the feta? Regardless it was certainly a risk to try a new recipe the night before the potluck, but IT IS FANTASTIC!
Greek Pasta Salad
|Sun-dried tomato vinaigrette|
1 garlic clove (I cut mine in half)
7 sun-dried tomato halves, roughly chopped
2 Tbsp plain nonfat yogurt (I bought Greek to go with the "theme"?)
1 tsp Greek seasoning (Yup, couldn't find this, luckily I had the majority of the necessary supplies. Click here for a recipe of the Greek seasoning mix. Just add a pinch of each.)
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (Or one of the tips from the website says to use the oil from the sun-dried tomatoes. I will try this next time.)
1.5 tsp honey
5 tsp water
For the salad:
8 oz rotini or twisty pasta (The twists hold onto the dressing and feta better than something like penne.)
1 cup diced cucumber
1/2 medium green bell pepper diced
1/2 cup pitted large black olives, sliced in half
3 Tbsp chopped fresh dill
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese, or more to taste (Duh! More!)
Combine all the dressing ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth. If you want the dressing to be thinner add a bit more water. Set aside.
**I used my Magic Bullet and it worked just fine.
Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and add to a large mixing bowl.
**I suggest letting the pasta cool some before mixing in the veggies and feta.
Combine all remaining ingredients into the mixing bowl along with as much dressing as desired.
**I forgot tomatoes, and am not a huge fan of them anyway (Freudian perhaps?) Sun-dried however, I LOVE! So I opted to slice up some sun-dried tomatoes in place of the fresh as outlined in the original recipe and they fit in really well.
**I added all the dressing, and mine appeared to be a bit "creamier" than the one on The Perfect Pantry website.