Feta Pasta Salad

When you add feta to your salad dressing and blend it until creamy and smooth it makes such an amazing dressing for your pasta to bathe in. Add the veggies and herbs and be ready for your taste buds to start dancing.

Prep:
15
minutes
Cook:
10
minutes
TOtal:
85
minutes

Ingredients

Dressing:
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup champagne vinegar
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1 teaspoon honey
2 oz feta cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Salad:
1 pound pasta (cooked with 2 tablespoons salted water)
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup English or Persian cucumbers, quartered
1 cup hearts of palm, diced
1/3 cup green onion, sliced
1/3 cup red onion, finely diced
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup feta cheese crumbles
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Toppings:
2 cups baby arugula
2 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped
2 tables fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 lemon, juice only
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

Into a blender, add the olive oil, dijon, vinegar, honey, feta cheese, salt, and pepper, blend until the dressing becomes creamy and smooth, and pour into an extra-large mixing bowl.

Over the dressing, add your cooked pasta, and toss until combined. Add the tomatoes, cucumbers, green onion, red onion, hearts of palm, and feta, and season with salt and pepper. Toss until ingredients have combined into the pasta. Refrigerate for at least one hour.

Before serving, add arugula, basil, and parsley. Top with lemon juice, salt, and pepper, and toss until combined. Serve immediately.