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Picnic Perfect Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Mediterranean Pasta Salad || Recipe on hellomoonies.com

You may be thinking “Wait, haven’t I already seen a recipe for Mediterranean Pasta Salad on hellomoonies before?” and you’re right – I posted this (almost identical) recipe in June.

However, I think there’s always room for experimenting, and one of my favourite parts of cooking is trying to improve recipes you already know and love.


I’ve kept the original recipe, as I know everybody’s taste defers and some may prefer that one – you can find it here. If you’re unsure which one to try, I’ll break it down for you: the original mediterranean pasta salad recipe has a fairly strong vinegar flavour, and this one still uses vinegar, but has a less overwhelming taste of it. I definitely prefer this one, but if you love vinegar, go with the other.


Mediterranean Pasta Salad || Recipe on hellomoonies.com


I also chose to increase the amount of some of the ingredients used – again, somewhat experimenting, but also because I wanted more pasta so there’d be heaps for me to take to work for lunches (ain’t no shame.)

If you try this recipe, don’t be afraid to increase or decrease any amount of ingredients – or even remove some altogether or add others in (just a tip, I think black kalamata olives would be amazing in this… Kicking myself for not thinking of them earlier!) That’s one of the great things about this recipe, quantity isn’t important – it’s per your own taste.


Mediterranean Pasta Salad || Recipe on hellomoonies.com


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Picnic Perfect Mediterranean Pasta Salad
A slightly tangy dressing over cooked pasta and chopped vegetables, a combination you're bound to make over and over again!
Mediterranean Pasta Salad || Recipe on hellomoonies.com
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes approx
Servings
servings
Ingredients
For the pasta
For the dressing
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes approx
Servings
servings
Ingredients
For the pasta
For the dressing
Mediterranean Pasta Salad || Recipe on hellomoonies.com
Instructions
  1. Boil a pot of salted water, then add the tortellini. Cook the tortellini according to the instructions on the packet, making sure to stir on occasion.
  2. If you have not already done so, prepare the vegetables while the pasta is cooking, and crumble the feta cheese.
  3. Once the tortellini has cooked, drain and place into a large bowl. Add vegetables, crumbled feta cheese, salt and pepper, and toss using your hands or a pair of tongs.
  4. In a seperate bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing. Pour over the pasta and continue to toss.
  5. Serve warm, or at room temperature.


Mediterranean Pasta Salad || Recipe on hellomoonies.com


So tasty! Just a side note, if you don’t like the onion to be as strong, you can put it in a bowl of cold water for a few minutes after slicing to reduce some of the bite. I included that as a step in the original recipe, but I actually prefer my red onion to have a bit of bite!

What’s your favourite kind of pasta salad?

xo

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Mediterranean Pasta Salad || Recipe on hellomoonies.com

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    Tay
    October 4, 2016 at 8:59 am

    Yumm, this looks delicious!!

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      moonies
      October 4, 2016 at 11:19 am

      Not to brag but, it totally was! Haha :)

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    Sara
    September 19, 2016 at 4:33 am

    I really want to try this!

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