Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Easy Greek Pasta Salad

Easy Greek Pasta Salad 
  I have been making this pasta salad for about ten years. I had the idea for it when I was craving a pasta salad but didn't like most of the traditional recipes I had tried. I searched the store for a store bought greek salad dressing and fell in love with the Cardini's brand. Nowadays I can't have a few ingredients in the Cardini's dressing so I used Primal Kitchen, but if you can find Cardini's I recommend trying it! I love how easily this comes together, and if you buy all the jarred ingredients at the beginning of the summer you will have enough for 3-4 pasta salads! 

Easy Greek Pasta Salad
Serves 10


1 box gluten free penne pasta ( I use Jovial foods)

1/2 cup Primal Kitchen Greek Vinaigrette or Cardini's Greek Vinaigrette

1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes quartered

1/2 english cucumber cut into small chunks

1/2 cup kalamata olives sliced in half

1/2 cup mild pepperocini peppers sliced

1 6 oz container feta cheese

salt to taste


1) Cook the pasta according to package instructions, drain and rinse well with cold water.

2) Combine the tomatoes, cucumber, kalamata olives, and pepperocini peppers in a large bowl with the pasta, sprinkle lightly with salt. Do NOT add the feta yet.

3) Pour 1/2 cup of the dressing of your choice over the mixture, and stir to incorporate.

4) Refrigerate for at least 4 hours for the dressing to absorb, you may want to occasionally stir the pasta to make sure it's incorporating evenly.

5) Remove right before serving and gently fold in the container of feta cheese. Check for flavor and add more salt if needed.


This will keep for 4 days covered in the fridge, it makes a great summer lunch!  If you are not going to be serving this to a large crowd, I recommend leaving the feta out and just adding it in when you serve it at each meal.

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