Monday, June 15, 2009

Greek Pasta Salad

Well, summer is here whether you like it or not! Mobile, Alabama only has 2 seasons: Hot and Hot as Hell. We have just begun the "Hot as Hell" season and it will only get worse. I happen to love hot weather, just not while I'm pregnant. There will be no ice cold Coors Light or deep sea fishing trips for me this summer. I had to take my wedding rings off and a ring that my Nanny gave me because my fingers were swelling. It's not from the foods that I eat, it's from the HEAT! Now every time I go somewhere I feel the eyes go strait to my left finger to see if I'm married and pregnant or just knocked up. Just because I live in Theodore, doesn't mean I have to act like it!

Hot weather means it is cold food season as well. Salads, pasta salads, cole slaw, potato salad, get the picture. I am a huge fan of pasta salad so I decided to make a Greek pasta salad.

Start by using a box of Italian style pasta salad mix from a box. Boil the pasta and drain.

While that is going, chop up some cucumber, grape tomatoes and red onion.

Add some black olives and feta cheese to the mix.

Top with some Parmesan cheese, croutons, salt, pepper and some Greek seasoning.

Toss with some chopped Romain lettuce, refrigerate and enjoy!

I skipped the whole "refrigerate" part because I was starving and I am highly impatient. Since my boys are anti-salad, I ended up eating the whole thing by myself. You won't hear me complain about it though. It was so good! A great way to cool down on your lunch break.

Sorry about the picture quality. Yes, I took them with my phone, again. Still haven't bought a battery for my camera but it is on my list of things to do.

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1 comment:

  1. Yum, looks delicious! I make a similar pasta salad without the lettuce. I posted on peach cobbler yesterday.

    PS It's hotter 'n hades in Baton Rouge too! :)