Angel Hair Greek Pasta
What is up with the Greeks? Believe me, it’s more than just my Greek Pasta on Whole Wheat Angel Hair. 2020 UPDATE: We no longer make angel hair pasta. We have other wonderful substitutes with our Pasta Ruffles, Good Day low carb pasta, and Mighty Pasta (high protein)…
We love their passion, their accents, their large loud families, and their food: Spanakopita, Baklava, and Tzatziki sauce, just to name a few, and oh…let’s not forget their Ouzo (famous liquor/aperitif). And if you drink it – trust me, you will forget!
Greece’s beautiful pristine water and white washed houses are breathtaking….WOW! And let’s not forget a movie that made us fall in love with all things Greek: My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002…am I dating myself?!) My mother and I had the privilege of a Greek vacation when I was in college. My roommate’s parents were living overseas at the time and we decided to visit one of their favorite destinations for Spring break. OK, it was a little off season, but it was still all that I had heard and imagined Greece to be. (PS: this happened before 2002, so I am dating myself. 🙂
In the past few years, Greek and Mediterranean food have been the highlight of many restaurants and menus. The Mediterranean food pyramid has spawned many diets and crazes and even some debate. NOTE: I am currently obsessed like the rest of the world with Greek Yogurt. You know the yogurt, the “healthier” yogurt that is finding its way into so many dishes and cutting the fat out of some of my favorite recipes. Oh Yeah – bring it! I take one to work every day for part of my lunch or a snack. Low calorie and oh so good for you!
So, this brings me to today’s inspired recipe: Angel Hair Greek Pasta. I decided to use our whole wheat angel hair. You will love the freshness and lightness of this dish. It’s all that you expect, but even better. The flavor combination is enhanced by the textures – crunchy cucumbers, soft and intense feta cheese bites, sweet tomatoes, and the delicious taste of our whole wheat pasta. And it’s hard to argue with the prettiness. 🙂
Regarding the pasta choice, yes, you can make this with just about any pasta shape – short or long. BUT, the wholesomeness of whole wheat pasta makes this extra special….and the kids will eat it too! Plus, I’ve given you a short cut in the recipe….so check it out…and you are welcome!! I hope you enjoy!
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Angel Hair Greek Pasta
Fresh and Delicious! Our Angel Hair Greek Pasta is a winning dish for all kinds of occasions!
- Yield: 8 1x
- 12 oz. Whole Wheat Angel Hair Pasta Nests
- 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved, or substitute 1 cup seeded and chopped tomatoes
- 1 small cucumber, peeled and diced
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
- 4 oz. feta cheese, crumbled, or more to taste
- 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
- 3 T. olive oil
- 1 t. garlic powder
- 1 t. dried oregano
- 1 t. dried basil
- 3/4 t. Dijon mustard
- 3/4 t. salt
- 3/4 t. black pepper
- Or Short Cut: use bottled Greek Dressing
- Combine all dressing ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid and shake to blend thoroughly. Set aside.
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Shake colander and drain again.
- Transfer pasta to a large bowl and add the next five ingredients.
- Pour dressing over and mix gently and thoroughly to combine. If using bottled Greek dressing, add gradually to taste.
- Serve immediately.
Cucumbers will weep, so if making a day ahead, prep all ingredients and toss just before serving!
Excellent served with grilled chicken or shrimp too!
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This is such a pretty dish…and really good!
I am trying to go more with salads and Salmon, black olives, tomatoes and carrots + pasta in different recipes. We bought two packages from our Granddaughter in school fund raisers and the Chili was awesome. We really appreciate the difference in good taste.
Thanks Jim! I’m so glad you like the chili – it is a winner! And of course the complement too. I’ll take note of your salmon request and include a recipe soon…keep in touch! If you subscribe to the blog you’ll get an email every time I post a new recipe….:)
My grandkids were fundraising with your pasta choices. I am so impressed. I ordered lots of different things but so far my favorite is the spinach basil garlic angel hair. Look forward to ordering your other two angel hair pastas when I have run out of my fundraising order. You’re making a lot of people very happy. Thanks for such a wonderful product.
Thanks Kathy! What a nice compliment! Our angel hair nests are wonderful…I agree! Please keep in touch and enjoy the rest of your purchase!
Purchased your whole wheat pasta nests from a neighbor’s daughter for a school fund raiser. It was the BEST angel hair pasta we’ve ever had – light, fluffy, not starchy at all. Came online to see if I could find the company who made it, and found your website. I will be ordering directly in the future!! Delicious! You make a fantastic product.
You are so nice to reach out!! I’m thrilled you tried and like the whole wheat – it is a favorite of ours too. Didn’t you love the texture?? I appreciate your nice comments and do hope you’ll keep us with us here and order again soon! 🙂
I love a good Greek salad, so I know this will be a winner in my book! Thanks for the great idea.
This is making my mouth water! Can’t wait to try it for Meatless Monday! Oh and I loved that movie 😉
Love that idea Stephanie! Have a great weekend!