I hope ya’ll are having a great week so far! It’s been a crazy week for us and I can’t seem to catch up and get one step ahead. It doesn’t help matters that I get so easily sidetracked! I think I need some focus or memory vitamins or something! Do they even make such a thing?
When I know we’re going to have a busy week, I like to make a big cold pasta salad that we can live on for days. I have shared our favorite chicken pasta salad in the past, but I haven’t shared my greek pasta salad recipe that is just as good and takes very little time to make. I can mix this pasta salad together in less than 20 minutes because I use a rotesserie chicken and store bought greek salad dressing. By the way, this is also a great salad for a party or luncheons.
So here’s the recipe:
Greek Pasta Salad
1 – 12 oz. package of bow tie pasta cooked and drained
1/2 cup finely diced green onions
2 cups shredded cooked chicken ( I use a rotisserie chicken)
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1 1/4 cup greek salad dressing (I prefer Ken’s)
1 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
2- 4oz packages of feta cheese
2 tablespoons of dill weed
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1- 2.25 oz. can of sliced black olives
(optional) 1-2 cups diced cucumbers
Mix the drained pasta with the dressing and balsamic first so the pasta will absorb the flavors. Next, add the chicken, black olives and green onions and mix well. Next, add the seasonings and mix well. Lastly, lightly toss the feta and tomatoes in the mix (I save about a half cup to sprinkle on the top for serving). The pasta will look like it’s pretty liquidy but after you chill for least 3 hours, the pasta will absorb the liquids.
This is one of those recipes that you can really tweak to your liking. I do not add salt or pepper because between the dressing and rotisserie chicken, I think the salt is perfect. When I serve it, I sprinkle a little dill on the top as well.
Next time you have a crazy week coming up or need something for a party, you will love this super easy and yummy option!
Well friends, enjoy the rest of your week and as always, thanks for hanging out with me today! If you happened to miss Monday’s post “Nearly Perfect Neutrals”, you can check it out by clicking the image below.