In today’s post I will show you a simple & easy recipe for a delicious noodle or pasta salad with feta cheese & a lot of veggies, the dressing mainly consists of ajvar, olive oil & lemon juice.
I used “gabelletti” noodles for this pasta salad, but you can also use other types of pasta such as penne or small macaroni for this recipe as well. Have fun cooking!
Cooked/Baked today: Simple Pasta Salad with Veggies & Feta
Difficulty: Easy – Medium
Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Category: Main Dishes, Recipes with Feta Cheese, Fast Food, Simple Recipes, Pasta & Noodle Recipes, Salad Recipes, Barbecue Recipes
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Ingredients for 1 large bowl full of salad:
- 400 grams pasta (“gabelletti” or small macaroni for example)
- 400 grams cherry tomatoes
- 200 grams feta cheese
- 1 cucumber
- 1 large red bell pepper
- 1 red onion
- ½ lemon
- 3 heaping tablespoons ajvar (mild or spicy)
- About 5 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon rosemary (dried or fresh)
- 1 teaspoon thyme(dried or fresh)
- Salt & pepper
- Parsley for garnish
Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:
- Large pot for pasta
- Pasta strainer
- Large bowl for salad
…for simple pasta salad with feta & veggies:
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil & cook the pasta in it for 7 – 8 minutes or according to the instructions on the package, then drain over a pasta sieve & rinse with cold water.
Halve or quarter the small tomatoes depending on their size. Cut the cucumber & bell pepper into small pieces. Peel the onion & cut into strips.
For the dressing, mix 3 heaping tablespoons of ajvar, a good dash of olive oil, a good splash of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon each of rosemary & thyme and a good pinch of salt and pepper.
Put the dressing, vegetables & noodles together in a large bowl & mix everything together well, season again with salt & pepper if necessary.
Then spread the pasta salad on deep plates and serve garnished with a good portion of crumbled feta cheese and finely chopped parsley. Have fun cooking!
Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):