The Best Pasta Salad For BBQ

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Ingredients

Gather pasta (such as fusilli or penne), cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, black olives, feta cheese, and fresh basil.

Cook the Pasta

Cook the pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process and cool down.

Prepare the Ingredients

Halve the cherry tomatoes, dice the cucumber, thinly slice the red onion, chop the black olives, crumble the feta cheese, and chop the fresh basil.

Make the Dressing

In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, minced garlic, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper to make a tangy dressing.

Combine Ingredients

In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooled pasta with the cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, black olives, feta cheese, and fresh basil.

Add the Dressing

Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients and toss gently to coat everything evenly.

Chill and Serve

Refrigerate the pasta salad for at least an hour to let the flavors meld together. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Garnish

Garnish with additional fresh basil leaves or a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese before serving.

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