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Greek Pasta Salad

Dairy Farmers of Canada
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  • Course Salads
  • Prep. Time 20 mins
  • Cooking Time 8 mins
  • Yields 6 to 8 servings

Pasta salad takes a trip to the Mediterranean with lemon, oregano and the zip of feta in this creamy yet light dressing.

Ingredients


Dressing:
1 1/4 cups (310 mL) Mlk
1 cup (250 mL) crumbled Canadian Feta cheese, (about 4 oz / 125 g)
2 cloves garlic, thinly chopped
1 tbsp (15 mL) dried oregano
1 tsp (5 mL) grated lemon rind
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1/4 cup (60 mL) fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp (30 mL) red or white wine vinegar

Pasta Salad:
12 oz (375 g) small shells or
other small pasta, (about 4 cups /1 L)
1/2 English cucumber, diced
2 cups (500 mL) grape or
cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup (125 mL) diced red onion
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup (125 mL) crumbled Canadian Feta cheese
Black olives, (optional)
Fresh oregano for garnish, (optional)
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Preparation

Dressing
In blender or food processor, blend milk, Feta cheese, garlic, oregano, lemon rind and salt until smooth. With motor running, drizzle lemon juice and vinegar through hole in lid or feed tube until blended. Transfer to large bowl; let stand for 10 min or until thickened.

Salad
In large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta for about 8 min or until tender but firm; drain. Rinse under cold running water until cool; drain well.

Add to dressing in bowl with cucumber, tomatoes and onion; toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve sprinkled with crumbled Feta. Garnish with olives and oregano (if using).

Tips

If making salad ahead, toss pasta with half of dressing and keep remaining dressing separate. Cover and refrigerate salad and dressing for up to 1 day. Toss with remaining dressing just before serving.

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Nutritional Info

Per serving
Energy: 283 Calories
Protein: 15 g
Carbohydrate: 39 g
Fibre: 2.1 g
Fat: 8 g
Sodium: 570 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

Nutrient % DV*
Calcium: 20 % / 220 mg
Folacin: 69 %
Thiamin: 49 %
Riboflavin: 34 %
Vitamin B12: 32 %

*percentage of daily value

*Note: The daily value (DV) is established by Health Canada and corresponds to the daily quantity recommended for each nutrient. The percentage of the daily value (% DV) indicates the proportion of the nutrient provided by a serving of the recipe, in comparison with the quantity recommended.

This recipe contains 1 milk product serving(s) per person.


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