Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Favorite Pasta Salad

My all time favorite pasta salad!! I don't make it all that often b/c I honestly can't stop eating it when it is in the fridge. I like it b/c it does not have mayonaisse in it so you can bring it to a party and not worry about it being out or spoiling!


  • red onion minced (no measurements here mayber 1/3 cup?
  • 1 stalk of celery minced
  • 1 red pepper minced
  • bunch of black olives minced (get the good greek ones one from the olive bar)
  • basil julienned
  • small block of feta diced (I prefer the block to the crumbles)
  • 1 box of Israeli pearl couscous (Trader Joes)
  • olive oil 1/2 cup
  • balsamic vinegar 1/3 cup
  • salt and pepper

First off I forgot to buy the cous cous but thought I had (this type is more like a pasta) so instead I had to use stupid elbows. Really any pasta will work but I recommend something small. If you decide to go with a bigger pasta, make more vinegarette. Cook the couscous/pasta according to package. Drain and give a rinse with cool water.

Whisk the oil and vinegar in a bowl and add the rest. Season to taste - so good! xo, Brie


Misplaced Country Girl said...

Oh yum! I'm going to make this over the weekend and I'm not sharing with anyone!

elle said...

Sounds delicious! I'm game for anything with feta!!