Pasta salads are a summer staple in my house but I don’t always want to eat pasta with it. This recipe is a twist on a pasta salad that uses a different kind of grain but is still delicious. I love this combo of flavors and I think you will too. Make sure you’re following me on Pinterest so you don’t miss any of my recipes. My summer pasta salad recipe is refreshing and perfect for a summer day!
1 1/2 c Pearl Couscous or Farro
1 red onion
1/2 of a cucumber
1/2 c Olive oil
1/4 c red wine vinegar
1 tbsp garlic powder
1/2 tbsp dried basil
- First cook the couscous or farro according to the package. Allow plenty of time for it to cool.
- Chop the tomatoes, onion, and cucumber into bite size pieces and set aside.
- Mix together the dressing and then add to the cooled couscous. Add in the rest of the produce and mix well.
- Finish off with adding the feta on top. I like a lot so I would use a whole block or container but add as much or as little as you would like.
This recipe is seriously the best because its a twist on a traditional summer pasta salad recipe. I feel like by the end of summer I am so over real pasta salads that I love switching it up with different grains. I also find this version to be a bit healthier because couscous and farro are so good for you.
Let me know in the comments below your summer pasta salad recipe! You can check out more recipes like this one here.