Clean Eating Italian Spelt Pasta Salad

Clean Eating Italian Spelt Pasta Salad

I ate lots of Italian pasta salad growing up. We had quite a few American friends that used to make it and it always tasted the same, no matter which one of them put it together. It was my all time favourite dish at any pot luck, summer BBQ or special occasion.

I didn’t ever have the recipe for it, but as I got older I often wondered how it was made. I came across a recipe for it a few years ago on Pinterest and I was surprised to find out that it was really simple to put together. Just pasta, veggies and Italian salad dressing. That was it! I figured it wouldn’t be too difficult to make a quick Italian dressing to go with this dish and I was right. It was so easy, so simple and so quick.

Ingredients

  • 200 grams Wholewheat Spelt Pasta or 300g wholewheat pasta/brown rice pasta
  • 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon White Wine Vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Basil
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder/Granuals
  • 1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder/Granuals
  • 1/4 teaspoon Fine Sea Salt
  • 1 pinch Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Cucumber chunky diced
  • 1/4 large Red Onion chunky diced
  • 1 handful Cherry Tomatoes halved
  • 1 Bell Pepper (or 2 different coloured halves) chunky diced
  • 1/2 jar Sliced Black Olives
  • 100 grams Feta Cheese optional
Read the whole recipe on The Kitchen Shed