Greek Pasta Salad Recipe

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Substitute any variety of pasta in pasta salad recipes, such as easy-to-eat bow ties.

Taste the Mediterranean with this flavorful Greek Pasta Salad Recipe.

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Greek Pasta Salad Recipe

3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
Juice of half a lemon
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar

Salad:

1 pound penne pasta, cooked, drained and cooled
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 small cucumber, halved and chopped
3/4 cup black or Kalamata olives, pitted
1 cup fresh spinach leaves
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and diced, optional
1 1/2 cups crumbled feta cheese

For dressing: In small bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, garlic powder, basil, oregano, pepper and sugar; set aside.

For salad: In large bowl, toss together pasta, tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumber, olives, spinach and chicken.

Pour dressing over top. Chill well. Top with feta cheese just before serving.

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