I've been experimenting lately on ways to use feta (LOVE) and various pasta salads since I love pasta and veggies and get bored with the typical pasta salad all the time.
This was pretty easy and tasty.
I cooked the pasta.
I chopped up everything.
I combined EVOO, garlic powder, juice of a lemon, salt and pepper.
I drained and rinsed a can of beans.
Mixed everything together. YUMMMMMMMMMY.
2 cups rotini (i used a wheat kind and it was a little too thick for this in my opinion and my hubbys)
1/2 a cucumber cut quartered and diced
1 can white cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 tomato, chopped
red onion, as much as you want
orange pepper, as much as you want
feta cheese, as much as you want
3 tablespoons EVOO
1 lemon, juiced
salt and pepper and garlic powder to taste
Yumm. I will say that my husband was not a fan because of the pasta I used and because the dressing wasn't enough in his opinion. And I agree on the dressing, I think the pasta absorbed it and then made it a tad dry.
No worries, I pulled out creamy Italian dressing and ate it with it when I pulled it out because I made enough I could eat out of it all week. And since my husband didn't like it, I added in green olives. I also had pre-cooked flavored grilled chicken strips that I added. Yummmm.
I really loved it, but would make it with different pasta and adjust the dressing. I think a cesearish dressing would be the best.
What is your favorite summer side salad?