Monday, April 1, 2019

Spring Greek Pasta Salad

We love pasta salads for spring & summer and this is a simple, fresh and yummy recipe! Perfect for enjoying outside on the patio!
Ingredients1/2 pound pasta, such as fusilli or farfalle (We have both pastas in at Bonnes Amies Kitchen and they are wonderful and make a plentiful amount! $4.95 per package)
8 ounces of your favorite Greek or Italian Salad Dressing
3/4 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in quarters
3/4 cup snap peas, cut in half and blanched
1/2 cup black olives, sliced
1/2 cup cucumber, peeled and sliced
6 strips of cooked bacon, crumbled
Salt and pepper to taste

Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside to cool.
Place cooled pasta in a medium sized serving bowl. Add remaining ingredients and gently toss.
Serve chilled or at room temperature. Add additional Classic Greek Dressing if needed. Serve with Venita's hot french bread.
Venita's Homemade French Bread Recipe

Doesn’t fresh pasta with roasted garlic basil sauce and french bread sound wonderful for dinner??We are loving our new farfalle and penne pastas, marinara sauces, Napa Valley olive oils and balsamic vinegars! 
An Italian classic pasta line... a true artisan pasta that uses long forgotten old techniques to create distinctive flavor and texture. Durum wheat semolina is organically grown on small family farms in the rolling hills overlooking the Adriatic sea. The semolina is then carefully ground and combined with pure mountain spring water to produce a fine dough, which is extruded through hand-made bronze dies to create a rough texture. Instead of flash drying in ovens, the artisans dry their prized pasta slowly in traditional drying rooms. These practices produce a delicious hand crafted pasta with a unique porous texture that cooks evenly and holds sauces beautifully. $4.95 a Pasta Package