Pasta Salad (All Natural)

C extra virgin olive oil
1/3 C organic lemon juice
t. garlic powder
t. sea salt, optional
1 t. lemon pepper
1 t. Italian seasonings
1 t. black pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced

1 pound bowtie or spiral whole grain pasta, cooked tender but firm
1 cucumber, chopped
1 cup tomatoes, diced
1 medium red onion, chopped
C. fresh parsley, chopped*
8 oz. Feta or Romano cheese, from organic goat or sheep's milk, optional

Whisk all of dressing ingredients together. Toss of dressing with warm pasta. Add cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, parsley, and remaining dressing to pasta. Toss to coat well.Gently fold in cheese (optional).

Can be refrigerated for up to 1 day.Best served at room temperature or slightly warm.

Note: you can make extra dressing and add to pasta for more flavor which we always do!If so, add before you fold in the cheese.

*Use FRESH parsley.The dried variety just isn't the same.

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