Healthy Greek Pasta Salad a la Woolies
Last week a client asked me to teach her housekeeper how to make (amongst other things) a pasta salad like the Woolies healthy Greek pasta salad, as her kids are crazy about it. Never having eaten it before, I went to their online shopping service and found that a list of the ingredients used in the salad was listed. Naturally, quantities were not included but it’s not really rocket science, is it…?
So, with ingredients at hand, Wedson (the Malawian housekeeper – a man!), and I added them together and decided if it tasted right. It didn’t just taste right, it was damn delicious! Certainly not just a greek pasta salad for the kids. I enjoyed a big plate of it for lunch, quickly took some photos and decided to tell you all about it.
I had initially imagined a simple mayonnaise sauce poured over cold pasta, but it was Greek yogurt with honey, garlic, herbs and mustard, lots of seeded olives, baby rosa tomatoes, fresh oregano… mmm. The perfect healthy greek salad recipe!
It is great for a light lunch and perfect as a side to a braai.
Thank you Woolworths and Annette!
Makes 6 good portions:
250g Fusilli or penne pasta screws, cooked and drained with lots of cold water
½ a Cucumber, cut into slices and quartered
250g mini rosa tomatoes, quartered
200g Feta cheese, cut into small blocks
15 black olives, deseeded and cut into a few pieces (or more if you love olives)
½ a small onion, peeled, halved and cut into thin slices
Dressing for the Greek Pasta Salad
1 cup of Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp of Honey
2 Tbsp of Olive oil
1 ½ Tbsp of Lemon juice
1 Tbsp of Wholegrain mustard
1 tsp of Salt
1 large clove of Garlic, crushed
½ tsp of Black pepper
1 Tbsp of fresh (or dried) Oregano, chopped
Cook the pasta with lots of salt, drain it and set aside until cooled. Add to this the cucumber, rosa tomatoes, olives, onion, and feta. Mix up the dressing ingredients and combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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