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Greek Pasta Salad

Using pasta in place of the usual lettuce turns Greek salad into a substantial and lively main dish. Feel free to try other types of short pasta instead of the ones suggested here.

Using pasta in place of the usual lettuce turns Greek salad into a substantial and lively main dish. Feel free to try other types of short pasta instead of the ones suggested here.

Servings
Serving

Ingredients

  • 10 oz. medium shell pasta
  • 2 large ripe but firm tomatoes, diced (2 1⁄2 cups)
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, cut into short, narrow strips (1 cup)
  • 1⁄2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1⁄3 cup Greek black olives, pitted if desired
  • 1⁄3 cup low-fat vinaigrette, or to taste
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • Juice of 1⁄2 lemon (2 Tbs.)

Preparation

1. Bring large pot of water to a boil. Add 1 tablespoon salt and pasta, stirring to prevent sticking. Cook pasta until just tender. Drain; rinse under cold running water and drain well.

2. Transfer pasta to large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and toss gently until well combined. Serve at room temperature.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 6 servings
  • Calories 154
  • Carbohydrate Content 19 g
  • Cholesterol Content 18 mg
  • Fat Content 6 g
  • Fiber Content 2 g
  • Protein Content 6 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 3 g
  • Sodium Content 372 mg
  • Sugar Content 0 g
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g