Use code ACCELERATE to get 50% off EasyKale today!

EasyKale Recipe: Easy Pasta Salad

(Don't have EasyKale? Use the code RECIPE20 to get 20% off your purchase if you buy some EasyKale today!)

When you think salad, leafy greens are a no-brainer. But pasta salad? Too often, adding greens to a pasta salad—even lettuce or spinach, much less kale—changes the dynamic completely, and not in a great way. Fortunately, there's EasyKale™, so we can add the goodness of kale to a pasta salad without changing the experience.

This is my favorite quick-and-easy pasta salad; it's got a bit of a Greek influence with Kalamata olives and feta, and it's easy to make in 15 minutes or less. With EasyKale, this pasta salad has kale goodness without adding a leafy green that might mess with the texture of this dish.

As a bonus, it's even better the next day!

EasyKale Greek Pasta Salad
(serves 4)

  • 16-ounce package of pasta (I prefer tri-color rotini)
  • 8 ounces of Kalamata olives
  • 12-15 cherry tomatoes
  • 6 ounces feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon EasyKale™
  • optional: red onions (if you like them); red pepper flakes (add spice)

Instructions:

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package until al dente or just a little past, depending on your preference.
  2. Drain the pasta and run cold water over it to help it cool. (You can also place in the refrigerator or let is sit with ice cubes until it cools.)
  3. While the pasta is cooling, chop the tomatoes and olives into halves or quarters.
  4. Place the cool pasta it in a large mixing bowl.
  5. Add the olives and tomatoes and stir to mix them.
  6. Add the feta cheese and mix again.
  7. Finally, top with the dried basil and EasyKale, mixing once more.

You're done! Dish the pasta salad out and serve with choice of dressing; I like Italian dressing or an olive oil and red vinegar mix.

Put the rest in the refrigerator (I prefer to refrigerate it without dressing) and pull it out as a leftover or for lunch the next day!