Greek Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe

This is my favorite cold pasta to make for 4th of July Parties. Enjoy! 1 pound Bow Tie Pasta 1 bunch Cherry Tomatoes 1 Cucumber, Peeled And Sliced 1 jar Pitted Calmata Olives, Whole Or Cut (a Small Jar) 2 Chicken Breasts, Cooked And Cubed. (I Like To Use Store Bought Rotisserie Chicken) 2-½ ounces Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing (you May Need More, Depending On Your Taste) 1-2 teaspoons Black Pepper To Taste 1 pinch Salt, Or To Taste 1 container Feta Cheese Directions Cook 1 lb. bow tie pasta and run cold water over it to chill. Place in refrigerator for 10-15 minutes while you cook chicken. Mix in a large bowl: Chilled Pasta Cherry Tomatoes (sliced in half) Sliced Cucumber Pitted Calamata Olives (whole or cut) Cubed Chicken Feta Cheese Toss … [Read more...]

Light Vegetable Pasta Salad Recipe

Photo by Stephanie Yes, it is September and pasta salad is usually a summer cookout staple. In most of the country, it is still warm enough to need a simple pasta dish for football tailgates and a late summer get together. This pasta salad was born out of my love of pasta but my distaste of heavy creamy pasta salads.  A light balsamic vinaigrette replaces the normal mayonnaise based dressing. Colorful Veggies And Interesting Pasta Using an interesting pasta and colorful veggies can really make this dish pop, so consider using a tri color rotini or some of the new mini pastas out there.  The mini penne worked well, but I typically use a whole wheat pasta for added nutrition.  Toss with a sprinkling of feta throughout for an extra burst of flavor. To make a complete meal instead of … [Read more...]