Mediterranean Salad with Seasonal Vegetables Recipe

Greek Mediterranean Corn Oil Salad (1) It’s spring which means there are plenty of fruits and vegetables in season. When I think of heart healthy recipes I think about a hearty meal with plenty of fresh vegetables.

I like creating fresh dishes with products like Mazola® cooking oils which are made of 100% pure oil with no additives, so the great flavor of your food comes through. All Mazola® oils are cholesterol free so they are great for sauteing vegetables for your favorite salads.

Some of our favorite foods are inspired by my husband. Having lived over seas for many years we like to explore other flavors. So creating this simple Mediterranean salad was a taste for him.

Mediterranean Salad with Seasonal Vegetables Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cups Mazola® cooking oil
  • 2 cups cooked pasta
  • 1/4 cup asparagus
  • 1/4 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup fresh mozzarella balls
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup plain feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/4 cup olives
  • 2 TSP sumac
  • 2 TSP garlic

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I first started by prepping my vegetables and chopping them. You’ll want to first start by sauteing the asparagus, bell pepper, garlic, oil and sumac. I also added in the olives to break them down a little and make them slightly softer. It just added to the flavor!

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While I am cooking my vegetables I allow them to just start to sweat and get soft. You don’t want them too cooked and mushy so just let them start to cook.

Also be sure to have your pasta ready, anything that you like will do.

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Creating flavorful salads is easy once you have all of your ingredients easily put together. Simply toss together with the pasta and add your fresh cheeses. The sumac really makes this dish shine so add a little while you are tossing the salad.

I like to add fresh herbs like parsley to finish it off. It makes a great spring salad and since it has my seasonal favorite asparagus it’s all full of flavor!

Be sure to check out the other Mazola Recipes for this and other recipe ideas.

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Comments

  1. says

    This looks so amazing, so light and fresh! I would love to make this for dinner, a great break for the normal dinners in our home.

  2. Daisy says

    I’m so happy to find this recipe because I had a similar salad when I traveled to Colorado last year. I couldn’t remember exactly what was in it, but this is very similar. Love it!

  3. says

    A while back, I discovered a veggie panini at the local Mediterranean restaurant. I absolutely fell in love with it and always order it instead of my (previously) favorite, Gyro. This salad has a lot of the same ingredients so I’m sure I would love it.

  4. says

    That salad looks great and I love the Feta Cheese. I am going to have try the oil in one of my salads in the place of my usual and see how it tastes.

  5. says

    This is my kind of salad… looks delicious… I think we will dish this up tomorrow, I have everything already and with a nice french bread, I think this will be a hit, thanks for sharing

  6. saminder gumer says

    i love all the colors in it. this would make a great spring meal. thanks.

  7. Karen Glatt says

    This recipe looks so delicious and I would love to make this for a nice Summer time salad to go with my barbecue meat. Thanks for an awesome recipe.

  8. Julie Wood says

    I think that you have shared a nice refreshing recipe here to have for a nice dinner with my family when they come to visit. It is a healthy dish and I like type of pasta you used.

  9. nicole dz says

    All great ingredients! I usually buy this at our deli, but i think im going to try to make it by this recipe here. Love the pictures, looks so good.

  10. Darlene says

    This looks so tasty. I really love feta cheese. It would be perfect to make and have portioned out for a few lunches!

  11. Rosie says

    This is a beautiful salad, and I like the idea of breaking the olives down a little, too. I’ve never tried sumac, I wonder how that would taste – all sounds very good!

  12. sheila ressel says

    This salad looks so yummy! I love the variety of all of the seasonal veggies in it. Pinning this recipe for later.