Greek Spaghetti Salad: Flavors of a Greek summer tossed with spaghetti in a lemony-garlic dressing.
It’s that time of year again. The time we start thinking of cook-outs, picnics and pool parties. All this outdoor play makes us hungry! I think it is only appropriate to kick off my summer with this Greek Spaghetti Salad using basic Greek flavors and ingredients.
Served cold, this is a great salad to make in a large batch and brought to your summer family reunion, a picnic with friends or your neighborhood cook-out. Made with fresh, seasonal and simple ingredients it’s a cinch to pull together.
Greek Spaghetti Salad is best prepared a day ahead of when you plan to serve it up so the dressing can really marinate the veggies and spaghetti. Top with shredded chicken or serve as is, this salad is sure to be a regular star in your summer sides rotation.
- 1 pound uncooked thin spaghetti
- 1 small red onion, halved and quartered, sliced thin
- 6 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon fresh minced garlic
- 6 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1 large green bell pepper, chopped into ½ inch pieces
- 1 English cucumber, chopped into ½ inch pieces
- 1 pint heirloom or cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
- 1 cup green beans, steamed or cooked
- ½ cup Kalamata olives, pitted and quartered
- 2 tablespoons capers, drained
- ½ cup packed flat leaf parsley leaves
- ½ cup packed arugula
- ½ cup crumbled feta cheese for topping
- Cook spaghetti until al dente, 9-10 minutes, in a large pot of boiling water. Drain and allow to cool.
- While the pasta is cooking, prepare the dressing by stirring together red onion, vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, oil, 1 teaspoon salt, pepper to taste and granulated sugar.
- In a large bowl, combine bell pepper, cucumber, tomatoes, green beans olives, capers and dressing. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours, or overnight.
- Just before serving, toss pasta with parsley leaves, arugula and feta cheese.
- Toss with chopped or shredded chicken and this side salad easily becomes a main dish.
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©2016 by Alexandra Salidas Roll, Figs & Feta, LLC.
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