Greek Pasta Salad



Makes 4 to 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 30 Minutes
Cook: 8 Minutes


1 (8-ounce) package sliced fresh mushrooms
4 to 5 shallots, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Greek seasoning
1 (8-ounce) package penne pasta, cooked
2 (2.5-ounce) cans sliced ripe black olives, drained
1 (4-ounce) jar diced pimiento, drained


Sauté sliced mushrooms and chopped shallots in 2 tablespoons hot olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 7 to 8 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat.

Whisk together remaining 4 tablespoons oil, juice, mayonnaise, and seasoning in a large bowl, blending well. Add cooked pasta, mushroom mixture, olives, and pimiento, tossing to coat. Cover and chill 8 hours, if desired.

Betty M. Carter, New Market, Virginia,

Southern Living

May 2005
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