Easy Greek Pasta Salad

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Summer is here, which means BBQ’s galore!  Most people look forward to burgers, hot dogs, sausages, etc., but not me. I look most forward to yummy salads and sides, since they often utilize ingredients that aren’t necessarily available all throughout the year – or just taste better in the summer. So, I introduce to you my easy-peasy Greek Pasta Salad.
One of the reasons I love this salad and find it so simple to make is because I usually have most of the ingredients on-hand anyway, so I don’t have to make an extra trip to the grocery store. But even if I do, it’s still so easy to make. One of the other reasons I love this recipe is because it tastes great the day after your BBQ … and the day after that … and that day after that … and the day after that.  Well, if you have leftovers, that is 🙂

What you’ll need to whip this baby up …DSC03184
Chop up your veggies and feta while your pasta is boiling …DSC03197

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While pasta is cooling, mix veggies, feta and seasoning with the Greek dressing …DSC03209
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Once pasta has cooled, add a cup at a time with some more dressing and mix together …DSC03222
Serve and enjoy 🙂DSC03219

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups of rotini pasta, uncooked
  • ½ – ¾ bottle of Kraft Greek Feta salad dressing (depending on how saucy you like it)
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 whole pepper, chopped (I used yellow for a different colour)
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup of hard feta cheese, chopped or crumbled
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper


INSTRUCTIONS

  • Cook pasta until it’s semi-soft (just past al dente) in salted water
  • Chop veggies & feta while pasta is cooking
  • Mix above ingredients with Greek dressing, until well coated
  • Once pasta has cooled, add it cup by cup to the veggie/feta mixture and add more Greek dressing
  • Refrigerate until well chilled and ingredients have had time to blend

This pasta salad was a huge hit with our guests!  We also enjoyed it for a few days afterwards – yay to yummy leftovers!

Enjoy 🙂

Jackie

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19 thoughts on “Easy Greek Pasta Salad

  1. Yum, this looks great! I usually wimp out of “Greek” recipes because they almost always involve olives,of which I’m not a fan, so I’m happy to see one that doesn’t include them. 🙂 I’ll have to try this sometime!

    • Funny you should say that, because I love olives. But my husband hates them, so I left them out this time around. However, the recipe is so flavourful that I didn’t miss them. Please let me know if you do try this out, I’d love to hear how you like it!

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