July 1, 2018
Any reservations you may have? Throw them out the window. This easy and colorful Mediterranean pasta salad isn’t just your traditional pasta salad. Ya know the one I’m talking about, white pasta, drenched in Italian dressing – we’ve all been there. That played out recipe doesn’t even come close to this goodness, I promise. Layered with a creamy lemon-herb dressing, this salad is packed with flavor and is fresh as can be.
To be totally honest, I’ve never been a huge pasta person. I know, what kind of Italian am I? I can see my cute Italian grandmom shaking her head in anger and disbelief as we speak. To me, it’s just often felt.. boring. A great comfort food? You bet. But something that I’m craving when I want a meal that’s packed full of flavor? Not always. Regardless of that, for some reason or other, pasta salads have always done it for me.
Very different from your traditional pasta & gravy, pasta salads take a whole new spin on a comfort classic. They’re cold, light, refreshing, and bursting with fresh flavor. Taking you from BBQ’s to birthday parties, this Mediterranean pasta salad will be your 20-minute secret weapon to a dish that will be gone in no time.
Now, what really makes this salad different than the rest? The sweet, savory, punchy, herb-y, homemade dressing. Comprised of vinegar, oil, dijon mustard, and a whole lot of herbs, it really brings the dish together. A little sweet, a little savory, and a whole lot of yum, you’ll be using it for everything from now on. I had some leftover from this recipe and used it on salad, as a marinade, and even in a burrito bowl!
If you try this recipe, let me know how you liked it! Leave a comment below, give it a rating, and don’t forget to tag me @katerinaseigel on Instagram so I can see your amazing dishes. Enjoy loves!
Medditerranean Pasta Salad Ingredients: