Garden Greek Pesto Salad

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This is an easy and festive dish. It’s packed with colors and flavors. The ingredient list includes mini pasta shells, black olives, Feta cheese, a seeded cucumber, cherry tomatoes, a red onion, a garlic clove and mini pepperonis. This is mixed up with virgin olive oil, basil pesto, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper. Additionally, for an optional ingredient you can add shelled chick peas.

Cook the noodles as directed by the instructions on the box then follow this easy recipe. Add the amounts of each ingredient as instructed by the recipe and combine all of them in a bowl. Once the ingredients are well mixed, place in the fridge and let the pasta chill. The estimated time between making and chilling this recipe is about one hour.

The dish is satisfying to the eye. It also satisfies the taste buds with an alluring combination of flavors.

Garden Greek Pesto Salad is a cool dish that can be eaten alone with a side of bread sticks. It can also be eaten specifically as the side. It may pair well with grilled or baked meats. It can be tasty next to a piece of steak or chicken. It also pairs well with some seafood dishes.

It’s the perfect dish to take with you on a picnic, pack in a lunch or serve at home. It’s versatile.

Enjoy this satisfying dish with a friend or family member. With a recipe this creative and colorful, you’ll want to show it off.

Description by Ashley Horst

 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 box of mini shell pasta cooked
  • 1 can black olives chopped
  • 1/2 can shelled chick peas (optional)
  • 1 seeded chopped cucumber
  • 1 cup sweet cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 5 oz feta cheese
  • 3 oz mini pepperoni slices
  • 2 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar (more to taste)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Mix and serve chilled. Enjoy!


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