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Pasta Salad with Feta and Balsamic Vinaigrette {Crystal Palace}

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  • The recipe contained in this Pasta Salad with Feta and Balsamic Vinaigrette {Crystal Palace} was given to me by Walt Disney World Guest Services or a Disney Chef at the restaurant.
  • The recipe in Pasta Salad with Feta and Balsamic Vinaigrette {Crystal Palace} may have been scaled down by the Disney Chefs for the home chef. I make no changes to the recipes that Disney has given to me for The Recipes Of Disney.
  • Photos of the food were taken when at Disney from various trips over the years. All the recipes on The Recipes Of Disney have been in my personal collection of Disney recipes which started in 2013.

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Turn of the century charm is what the Crystal Palace in the Magic Kingdom. When it comes to Character Dining at Disney, The Crystal Palace is the most endearing. This Disney buffet has many food options, including this pasta salad.

 

Pasta Salad with Feta and Balsamic Vinaigrette {Crystal Palace}

 

Character Dining

What is character dining? Character dining is when you eat your meal and Disney characters visit your table. On the Disney Dining Plan, a character meal is usually 2 meals you have to redeem for this special dining experience.

 

Winnie The Pooh

Winnie The Pooh and pals are usually who you will see at the Crystal Palace. You make your way around the all you can eat buffet and Winnie The Pooh, Tiger, and Piglet stop by to say hello and for a photo op.

 

Pasta Salad with Feta and Balsamic Vinaigrette {Crystal Palace}

 

Crystal Palace

Where is the Crystal Palace? This Disney Dining Palace is in the Magic Kingdom. As you walk down Main Street USA, right at the hub, before the castle, look to your left.

You will see Adventureland. Over to the far left of Adventureland’s entrance, you will see this glass building. That is The Crystal Palace.

The beautiful turn of the century building is breathtaking. Just looking at the architecture of the Crystal Palace will amaze you.

 

Pasta Salad with Feta and Balsamic Vinaigrette {Crystal Palace}

 

Pasta Salad

The Crystal Palace is a buffet. It does serve Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. On the lunch and dinner menu, you will find salads, including this pasta salad.

The pasta salad at the Crystal Palace has a very Mediterranean taste to it. The feta pasta salad with balsamic is amazing an amazing combination.

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Pasta Salad with Feta and Balsamic Vinaigrette {Crystal Palace}

 

Pasta Salad with Feta and Balsamic Vinaigrette {Crystal Palace}
Yield: 8 servings

Pasta Salad with Feta and Balsamic Vinaigrette {Crystal Palace}

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Turn of the century charm is what the Crystal Palace in the Magic Kingdom. This Disney buffet has many food options, including this pasta salad.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pasta, such as penne, farfalle, or ziti
  • 1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped Kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red peppers
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green peppers
  • 1/2 cup finely diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onions
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

    1. Cook pasta per package instructions.
    2. Drain and rinse in cool water, set aside.
    3. Whisk together white balsamic vinegar and olive oil in a medium bowl until combined.
    4. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    5. Whisk in chives and set aside
    6. Combine cooked pasta, olives, onions, red peppers, green peppers, and tomatoes.
    7. Toss with enough vinaigrette to coat.
    8. Fold in feta and Parmesan cheeses.
    9. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    10. Add more dressing, if desired, to taste.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 398Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 281mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 9g

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Recipe Disclaimer
  • The recipe contained in this Pasta Salad with Feta and Balsamic Vinaigrette {Crystal Palace} was given to me by Walt Disney World Guest Services or a Disney Chef at the restaurant.
  • The recipe in Pasta Salad with Feta and Balsamic Vinaigrette {Crystal Palace} may have been scaled down by the Disney Chefs for the home chef. I make no changes to the recipes that Disney has given to me for The Recipes Of Disney.
  • Photos of the food were taken when at Disney from various trips over the years. All the recipes on The Recipes Of Disney have been in my personal collection of Disney recipes which started in 2013.

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