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Tasty Pasta Salad Recipe

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Introduction

Enjoy a burst of flavor with this tasty pasta salad recipe. Perfect for picnics, potlucks, or as a side dish, this salad is loaded with vibrant vegetables and tossed in a tangy dressing.

Cook the Pasta

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water to cool.

Prepare the Vegetables

While the pasta is cooking, prepare the vegetables. Halve the cherry tomatoes, dice the cucumber and bell pepper, finely chop the red onion, and slice the black olives.

Make the Dressing

In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the dressing. Combine olive oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper.

Assemble the Salad

In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked and cooled pasta with the prepared vegetables. Add the crumbled feta cheese and chopped parsley.

Toss with Dressing

Pour the dressing over the pasta salad and toss gently until everything is evenly coated. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.

Chill Before Serving

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld together.

Serve and Enjoy

Before serving, give the pasta salad a final toss to redistribute the dressing. Serve chilled and garnish with additional parsley if desired.

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