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How to make mediterranean summer pasta salad

Make Mediterranean Summer Pasta Salad

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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 )

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

Clean off your onion

Clean off your onion

Dice - then into a big mixing bowl

Dice - then into a big mixing bowl

Tomato

Tomato

Dice - bowl !

Dice - bowl !

Peppers

Peppers

Cut the tops off, and pull out the seeds

Cut the tops off, and pull out the seeds

Halves

Halves

Strips...diced - bowl !

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

Diced and into bowl

1/4 diced into food processor

Crumble feta into bowl

Olives into rings... And bowl !

Cut up fresh dill

And into bowl !

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 ! )

Add fresh dill to food processor

Add fresh dill to food processor

Smash garlic

Smash garlic

Preheat olive oil in pan

Preheat olive oil in pan

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

Saut\u00e9 garlic

Sauté garlic

And fresh dill

And fresh dill

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

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

Add garlic and olive oil to food processor

Add garlic and olive oil to food processor

Greek yogurt...

Greek yogurt...

And sour cream

And sour cream

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)

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

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

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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  • Veggie pasta
  • Cucumber
  • Olives
  • Tomato
  • Tri-color peppers
  • Onion
  • Feta
  • Sour cream
  • Greek yogurt
  • Garlic
  • Fresh dill
  • Parsley
  • Salt
  • Lemon pepper
  • Olive oil