Easy Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Easy Mediterranean Pasta Salad

I could use this space to complain about my crazy busy week, but I won’t do that. Isn’t it more fun to wax poetic about the wonders of pasta salad? I think so. A lot of you have asked me for quick and easy dishes. The kind that you can throw together with little preparation and pack for lunch. You also wanted more vegetarian dishes and less sausage. Unfortunately, I can’t promise less sausage. Chorizo is my fifth food group.

This pasta salad is a really easy dish, but still super flavorful. Because I gotta be me, it also has a little Portuguese Linguica sausage in it, easily left out or substituted with chickpeas for those of you going meatless. I also used cherry tomatoes, oil-cured black olives, fresh arugula and feta cheese. I made a simple smoked paprika vinaigrette which gives the dish more depth, and is especially nice if you omit the sausage.

This salad proves that even on the craziest days, you can throw something together that’s good and healthy and puts a smile on your face.

Easy Mediterranean Pasta Salad

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5 Comments

  1. oooooooooooh…yesssssss. Pasta salad is awesome..but you had me at chorizo.

  2. Smoked paprika vinaigrette? That’s brilliant. I’ve got some Spanish pimenton just waiting for this recipe to come along…

  3. I am always happy to see recipes with linguica or chorizo.
    Or both. Both is good!

  4. Wow! Looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it!

  5. Awesome pasta salad! I just made one the other day, and blogged about it too! I used this recipe for Rotini Pasta Salad It was so delicious!

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