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Greek Pasta Salad

greek pasta salad

I love a quick and easy (and of course very tasty) pasta salad. I also like when they aren’t chocked full of mayonaise. I had this recipe idea in my head for a while now and finally brought this Greek-style pasta salad to life! Granted, it does contain cheese that has to be refrigerated, but its just as fabulous to bring to an upcoming bbq. I developed an entire Greek menu all dedicated to bbqing since we are unofficially celebrating the last week of summer before Labor day. So stay tuned all week because by Friday I’ll have an entire menu for you to wow your friends and family this Labor day weekend!

greek pasta salad

Pair the Greek Pasta Salad with Grilled Greek Chicken Strips and Grilled Greek Corn on the Cob for a complete Greek inspired meal!

Source: Katie Original

Greek Pasta Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 box of bow tie pasta
  • 1-1/4 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1 cup feta
  • 1/4 cup sliced kalamata olives
  • 2 tbsp thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 cup artichoke hearts, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Greek Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup canola oil

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package, drain, rinse with cold water, and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile in a large bowl (or container) add halved grape tomatoes, diced cucumber, feta, sliced kalamata olives, red onion, and artichoke hearts together.
  3. In a small bowl add 1/4 cup canola oil and Greek seasoning together--mix well until well combined.
  4. Add pasta to bowl and begin mixing the vegetables and cheese with the pasta. Once the pasta and vegetables are partially combined proceed to pour the oil/seasoning mix over the pasta. Mix well until everything is well incorporated. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 3 days.

Notes

*After refrigerating the salad the oil tended to stick to the pasta. Feel free to let the pasta salad sit out for a good 15 minutes, mix well and if need be add a little more oil and Greek seasoning. **my neighbor added peperocinis to this and said it was phenomenal.

http://www.katiescucina.com/2012/08/greek-pasta-salad/

   

19 Responses to “Greek Pasta Salad”

  1. Cathy @ Noble Pig posted on August 27, 2012 at 10:17 am (#)

    Fun idea for the week, this looks and sounds amazing. It’s hard to believe summer is coming to a close!!

    • Katie replied on August 27th, 2012 at 10:38 am

      Cathy–I know! I’m totally going against the grain with non-American (hot dogs and hamburgers for Labor Day this year). Thankfully, Summer in florida won’t be really gone for another few months but it makes it hard to start making all the fall foods when it is still 90 degrees outside!

  2. amy @ fearless homemaker posted on August 27, 2012 at 1:41 pm (#)

    I don’t like mayonnaise but i DO love pasta salad, so this recipe is just perfect for me. looks absolutely amazing!

    • Katie replied on August 27th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

      I agree Amy–very few things I can eat mayonnaise with. Pasta salad just doesn’t seem to be one of them!

  3. Chef Chuck posted on August 27, 2012 at 3:53 pm (#)

    Hello Katie! I hope all is well…
    This dish would be perfect for lunch, I thank you for sharing!
    Take Care:)

  4. Julie @ Table for Two posted on August 27, 2012 at 10:08 pm (#)

    when i first saw this, i could immediately taste all the flavors i was looking at. i LOVE greek pasta and i always get them at salad bars! i need to make this :)

    • Katie replied on August 28th, 2012 at 6:57 am

      Julie, you’ll love this then!

  5. Cooking on a Dime posted on August 28, 2012 at 12:09 am (#)

    My mom used to always make this for parties. Love love love it.

    • Katie replied on August 28th, 2012 at 6:58 am

      Very cool–the same way with the greek seasoning and oil?

      • Cooking on a Dime replied on August 30th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

        Not exactly the same. Actually she has never divulged her technique… but I am definitely trying it this way!

        • Katie replied on August 30th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

          I love it! Hopefully its close to how she makes hers!

  6. swati posted on August 28, 2012 at 4:12 am (#)

    wow!this is an innovative salad! you are right about mayo though, I’m too not fond of very slushy kind of salad. This is perfect.

  7. Joanne posted on August 28, 2012 at 7:00 am (#)

    You just can’t go wrong with greek flavors in my opinion! Great pasta salad!

  8. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel posted on August 28, 2012 at 9:38 am (#)

    This is so perfect for the pending holiday weekend!

  9. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com posted on August 29, 2012 at 1:01 am (#)

    Love this recipe, except is there a way to sub greek feta for something milder?! I know, I am weird just like that.

    • Katie replied on August 29th, 2012 at 11:59 am

      Kiran–you are not weird! I just started eating feta this year! I’ve never been a big fan of cheese in general! Not sure what you could sub out for a milder flavor…

  10. Ava & Ella's Grandma posted on May 8, 2013 at 6:50 pm (#)

    Love Greek Pasta Salad – so refreshing – & this recipe looks easy & tasty!

    • Katie replied on May 8th, 2013 at 7:00 pm

      Thank’s ! I love this recipe & it travels well for pot lucks!

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