If you enjoy a flavorful pasta salad, then my Mediterranean Pasta Salad (made with a homemade balsamic vinegar salad dressing) will be right on time!
Mediterranean cuisine has a unique way of making you appreciate the fresh flavors and oils that come along with it. Positioned on the healthier side of things, Mediterranean dishes typically pair lean proteins with whole grains, lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, and even healthy fats like olive oil.
Since summer is right around the corner, ’tis the season for cookouts, weekend grilling, and poolside gatherings. You can’t attend an event during the summer and not come across a pasta salad!
The Mediterranean feta cheese crumbles add a little kick and flavor to this salad and the pasta will leave you fulfilled at the end. The cherry tomatoes, olives, and homemade balsamic dressing turn this good salad into a memorable one. The zesty dressing really makes the flavors come alive.
Like many pasta salads, I would suggest making it ahead of time. The cooked pasta and other fresh ingredients will benefit from being soaked in the dressing for a few hours. Aim for about 4 hours prior. However, this pasta salad can be made a day or so in advance too.