How to Make Mediterranean Summer Pasta Salad

A Mediterranean inspired pasta salad (or stop before the pasta for a lighter veggie salad)

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How to Make Mediterranean Summer Pasta Salad Recipe
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Ingredients -- ( for anybody who's wondering, this is the pasta salad I meant to make last time when I had a major supermarket fail and bought the wrong ingredients )

Ingredients -- ( for anybody who's wondering, this is the pasta salad I meant to make last time when I had a major supermarket fail and bought the wrong ingredients )

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Start pot of water boiling (if you're doing pasta salad) - once water boils cook pasta al dente

Start pot of water boiling (if you're doing pasta salad) - once water boils cook pasta al dente

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Clean off your onion

Clean off your onion

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Dice - then into a big mixing bowl

Dice - then into a big mixing bowl

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Tomato

Tomato

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Dice - bowl !

Dice - bowl !

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Peppers

Peppers

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Cut the tops off, and pull out the seeds

Cut the tops off, and pull out the seeds

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Halves

Halves

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Strips...diced - bowl !

Strips...diced - bowl !

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3/4 of your cucumber is for the salad and 1/4 for your tzatziki-inspired dressing

3/4 of your cucumber is for the salad and 1/4 for your tzatziki-inspired dressing

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Diced and into bowl

Diced and into bowl

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1/4 diced into food processor

1/4 diced into food processor

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Crumble feta into bowl

Crumble feta into bowl

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Olives into rings... And bowl !

Olives into rings... And bowl !

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Cut up fresh dill

Cut up fresh dill

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And into bowl !

And into bowl !

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Add parsley, garlic salt, lemon pepper and olive oil - mix ! (Feel free to stop here for the lightest of your three salad options ! )

Add parsley, garlic salt, lemon pepper and olive oil - mix ! (Feel free to stop here for the lightest of your three salad options ! )

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Add fresh dill to food processor

Add fresh dill to food processor

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Smash garlic

Smash garlic

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Preheat olive oil in pan

Preheat olive oil in pan

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Drain pasta once it's ready and cool with cool water ( so it stops cooking and so it won't cook your veggies ) - leave it to cool on the side while you make your tzatziki

Drain pasta once it's ready and cool with cool water ( so it stops cooking and so it won't cook your veggies ) - leave it to cool on the side while you make your tzatziki

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Sauté garlic

Sauté garlic

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And fresh dill

And fresh dill

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Add parsley, garlic salt, and lemon pepper to food processor

Add parsley, garlic salt, and lemon pepper to food processor

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Add garlic and olive oil to food processor

Add garlic and olive oil to food processor

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Greek yogurt...

Greek yogurt...

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And sour cream

And sour cream

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Blend until smooth - the cucumber will make it kind of watery (you might have to add more yogurt)

Blend until smooth - the cucumber will make it kind of watery (you might have to add more yogurt)

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If you don't have a food processor, follow the same process sans cucumber to make a yogurt-dill sauce

If you don't have a food processor, follow the same process sans cucumber to make a yogurt-dill sauce

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Mix into veggies - feel free to stop at this step (option#2) for a yogurt-dill veggie salad with no pasta

Mix into veggies - feel free to stop at this step (option#2) for a yogurt-dill veggie salad with no pasta

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Mix in pasta and chill for a colorful, refreshing pasta salad perfect for summer family gatherings !

Mix in pasta and chill for a colorful, refreshing pasta salad perfect for summer family gatherings !

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As always, feel free to like or comment on my guide with any questions or ideas!  Follow me for more inspired recipes =]

As always, feel free to like or comment on my guide with any questions or ideas! Follow me for more inspired recipes =]

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