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Wine Country Recipes

Wine Trail Recipes

The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail's Greek Pasta Salad
***Featuring herbs from the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail's Wine and Herb Festival

Vinaigrette:

½ c. red wine vinegar
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. chopped fresh oregano
1 T. chopped fresh basil
½ tsp. dried marjoram
3 T. lemon juice
¾ c. extra virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Combine all ingredients for vinaigrette and whisk together. Set aside.

Pasta:

1 lb. orzo, cooked according to package instructions
1-14 oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 quart cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 c. diced seedless cucumber
½ c. pitted kalamata olives, halved
¾ c. crumbled feta cheese
½ c. diced red onion
Salt and pepper, to taste

Combine all ingredients in large bowl and toss with vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper.  Serve with a light refreshing wine or rosé wine.