Summer Side Dish: Pasta Salad

Did you see me on Studio10 taking with Lindsay Iadeluca about my favorite pasta salad, and now you’re wondering how to make it yourself? Well look no further! Here is the full video along with a recipe so you can try it out for your next BBQ!

If you missed that segment check it out here!

I am all about making recipes your own, that’s part of what makes cooking so much fun! You really can’t mess it up when everything is tailored to your personal preferences…. cooking for a crowd now that’s another story.

Here is a step by step video of me making one of my summer favorites; Mediterranean Pasta Salad.

If you are more of a recipe person, and you want to follow along check out the recipe below!


1 box of drained and cooked pasta

1/2 red onion thinly sliced or diced

1/2 English cucumber diced

1 red pepper diced

1/4 cup of kalamata olives

1/2 cup feta cheese

3 sprigs of fresh oregano picked and chopped

Fresh parsley chopped

8oz of salad dressing ( I made apple cider vinaigrette Italian dressing works well too!)

Sat and pepper to taste

Olive oil ( optional)


In a large mixing bowl add in cooked pasta. In no particular order add your sliced and diced veggies to the cooked pasta. Add in olives, cheese, herbs and salad dressing and salt and pepper to taste toss until incorporated. Cover the mixture with plastic wrap and let sit in the refrigerator. If you are making the night before you might want to add in a little olive oil the next day (the pasta will absorb some of the moisture over night)


If you try out this recipe let me know how it came out!

Hello fellow bloggers. My name is Bailey, but you can call me Bae. I am a 22 year old college graduate, and an aspiring pastry chef. I have recently been released into the real, wild, culinary world, and I am slowly finding my way. In the midst of it all I plan on exploring restaurants, pursuing food photography, critiquing recipes as well as creating my own, as well as reading as many chef biographies as my free time allows. I think it is important to know about the chefs that have paved the way for us fellow culinarians. It also allows you to sound educated when conversing with others in the field. I am very excited to see where this adventure takes me; I hope you will come along for the ride!

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