Monday, September 6, 2010

Cold Pasta Salad


High on my Go-To summer recipe list is a pasta salad that is a staple in my parent's house. My mom makes this for every bbq and it always tastes fresh and compliments the other dishes.
I've made it a few times this summer because my husband decided he loves it (even though it containes veggies).
It's easy to prepare and tastes best chilled.

olives


tomatos


Pasta




Recipe:
1 lb fusilli pasta
3 large zucchini, chopped small.
2 onion, chopped small.
3 cloves garlic, chopped small.
1 package grape tomatoes, halved.
8 oz feta cheese.
1 can pitted black olives.
salt, pepper to taste.
Fresh basil leaves to garnish.
Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.

Toss pasta in olive oil and mix in raw vegetables and feta.
Sprinkle with salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese.
Serve at room temperature or chilled.

20 comments:

  1. that looks awesome! i want to make it today.

    xx anna jane

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  2. YUM! And your photos are gorgeous!

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  3. YUMMMM! Pasta salad is one of my favs!!! Need to try this recipe!

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  4. Looks really good! I love feta cheese! Your husband sounds like my children with the veggies!
    Hope you are enjoying the weekend!
    Smoochies
    gi gi

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  5. looks so good!! saving it in my recipes folder!

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  6. Oh, this looks like the PERFECT pasta salad! Delectable. Have a fab Labor Day!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  7. You had me at black olives ;) Hope you guys had a great long weekend! Miss you sooooo much XOXOX

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  8. YUM! I love this pasta salad!
    xoxo

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  9. There's not one thing that I don't love in this salad. I must give it a shot! And these photos are just gorgeous. Makes me so hungry :)

    Hope you had a fabulous long weekend, Nikki! xoxo

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  10. Looks delicious! I'm going to steal this recipe. And it's Vegetarian : )Thanks!

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  11. This looks so good and super easy! I want to try it before summer's officially over. I can see why it's a staple in your house. Hope you had a great weekend, Nikki!

    xo
    Valerie

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  12. Nikki-This loooks refresing and easy. I am a huge fan of black olives and pasta so I say yes to this recipe and adding it to my blogger recipes! Thanks :)
    Naina

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  13. Your photography is OUT. OF. CONTROL. What type of camera do you use?!?!

    xx

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Thanks for your lovely thoughts xx Nikki

With Love, Nikki