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Mediterranean Summer Pasta Salad

Mediterranean Summer Pasta Salad

5 from 3 votes
Servings 8
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins


  • 1 pound (500g) bow-tie pasta (farfalle)
  • 3.5 oz (100g) baby spinach leaves , washed and dried
  • 10 oz (300g) cherry tomatoes , cut into halves or quarters
  • 7 oz (200g) cucumber , sliced in quarters
  • 2 medium red peppers , sliced
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 red onion , cut into thin slices
  • 6 oz (170g) black olives , pitted, drained and sliced
  • 7 oz (200g) feta cheese , diced 
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Salad Dressing

  • 1/2 cup (110g) extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp (45ml) red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp (5g) mustard
  • 1 tbsp (15g) sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp  fresh parsley , finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 2 tsp dried oregano 
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp (5g) salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • Cook the pasta to the al dente stage in salted water according to package instructions. Drain the pasta and rinse under cold water.
  • Prepare the Salad Dressing. In a medium bowl add the olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, mustard, sugar, garlic, herbs, salt and pepper and whisk well to combine. Set aside until ready to use.
  • Add the pasta into a large salad bowl. Add the spinach leaves, cucumber, red pepper, cherry tomatoes, black olives, avocado and red onion.
  • Add the feta cheese and the dressing and toss until well combined. Add more salt and pepper if needed.
  • Serve immediately and refrigerate the leftovers. Enjoy!



Serving: 1 servingCalories: 468kcalCarbohydrates: 46.2gProtein: 12.7gFat: 27.2gSaturated Fat: 7.2gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 788mgPotassium: 515mgFiber: 3.9gSugar: 5.7gCalcium: 191mgIron: 4mg
Calories: 468kcal
Course: Appetizer, Pasta, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pasta, pasta salad, salad, summer recipes