Greek Pasta Salad

Monday, July 6, 2009

I have been trying a few new recipes from Rachel's blog: Rachel vs. The Kitchen, and I have loved all of them. A lot of times I will see a recipe on TV and make it only to hate it. Not that way with Rachel's blog. So when I needed a good pasta salad to make for my extended family on the 4th of July, I turned to her blog. I didn't even try the recipe out first before making it for the 4th, that's how much trust I have in her recipes.

Here is the recipe over at her blog: Greek Pasta Salad
Here it is now on my blog (I hope you don't mind Rachel)

Greek Pasta Salad
3/4 cup olive oil
3/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
2 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 pound box pasta (cooked and drained)

3 cups fresh sliced mushrooms
15 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup sliced red bell pepper
2 cups broccoli florets, cut into small pieces
3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 (4 oz) can whole black olives, sliced
12 ounces sliced pepperoni, cut into strips (I found cute mini pepperonis at Wal-Mart)

In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, garlic powder, basil, oregano, black pepper and sugar. Add cooked pasta, mushrooms, tomatoes, red peppers, broccoli feta cheese, green onions, olives and pepperoni. Toss until evenly coated. Cover and chill 4 hours or overnight.

Makes about 20 servings

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  1. Oh YUMMY! I want some right now....might even take a brake from work and make this for lunch :)

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  2. Thank you so much for all of the sweet things that you said!!! You really made my day :) I'm so glad your family enjoyed the pasta's one of my favorites!

    I hope you know how much I enjoy your blog, too! Have a wonderful week!!!!!

  3. Holy Cow that looks good!!! I will def be trying this one out! Thanks Jen (and Rachel)!

  4. Oh My this sounds so good.I must try it. Thanks for the recipe

  5. hello new to your blog! just wanted to say hello and i love the tiedye post!!!! eager to read more!

  6. That looks good and it's 9:40 AM! Yum, yum!

  7. This looks soooooo good! I love pasta!

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  8. this looks amazing! i LOVE pasta!!

  9. I made this last night as we had a potluck we went to and everyone LOVED it! I didn't even get any! Lol Just my luck. Nice work! Hey I wanted to tell you that The Webb's Life blog is now private, but I did start a "crafty" blog at

  10. I know what I'm making for lunch tomorrow! I was wondering how to use up that feta cheese!

  11. I make a similar pasta salad that is always a big hit at summer parties. Yours looks delish. I'll have to try this version next. Thanks!! :-)

  12. My goodness this looks delicious. I have to make this today. Thanks for the recipe!

  13. This recipe looks delicious and healthy!! A lot of versions of pasta sald around but this one has loads of veggies~great!


  14. Isn't it amazing how you can go online and find so many recipes? A person doesn't even need to own a cookbook any more!

  15. This looks so yummy! So fresh. Can't wait to try it. visiting from hooked on fridays. love your blog.

  16. Just before checking Julia's blog I was looking for stuff to serve at our Open House in September. This will be perfect (but I'll leave out the pepperoni) and it's a good sized portion. Where else would one find a recipe for 20? Thanks!