Grape and Celery Pasta Salad

So I have OFFICIALLY finished the 5th Harry Potter book. And am about to dive into the 6th.

grape pasta salad 1

This calls for a celebration. A celebration with pasta.

grape pasta salad 2

This is one of those ‘kitchen sink’ meals, where you throw everything in your fridge into a bowl and call it a meal. This turned out quite well, but the large shells were a bit of a pain. I love love love large pasta shells but sometimes they are just so big and impossible to deal with.

grape pasta salad 3

However, this is the perfect combination of sweet [grapes], crunchy [celery], and flavorful [sun-dried tomato and basil cheese]. Whip this up to keep on hand and pack in your lunch. I am slowly but surely mastering the art of packing lunch and snacks to keep me going through my 8am-5pm school days.

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

2 cups large shell pasta or 1 cup smaller pasta
1 c grapes, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1/4 c chopped pecans
1 Laughing Cow sun-dried tomato and basil cheese wedge, melted
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Feta for flavor
Mixed greens

1. Cook pasta according to directions, then drain.
2. Combine pasta, grapes, celery, and pecans in a bowl.
3. In a separate bowl, combine vinegar, olive oil, and cheese wedge. Microwave in 10 second intervals, stirring until melted, or melt in a pot. Pour over pasta.
4. Serve pasta over mixed greens and sprinkle feta on top.


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