Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Greek Pasta Salad


       I love Greek food and my better half is obsessed with pasta salad's..One day last
    Summer I came up with this recipe and it has been a huge hit. Great for Pot lucks and
    and it's also wonderful warm or cold. Enjoy.

                                                              Greek Pasta Salad

         1 package pasta - your choice
         1/4 cup olive oil
         one yellow onion
         4 garlic cloves, minced
         2 cups of mushrooms, sliced
         4 chicken breasts, cut into strips
         1 (14 oz) jar artichokes in water, chopped
         2 tablespoon oregano
         1 tablespoon basil
         1 tablespoon parsley
         1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
         1/4 cup white wine ( optional)
         3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
         the juice of one lemon
         8 oz feta cheese
         handful of cherry tomatoes
         salt and pepper

        1) Cook pasta and set aside. Meanwhile in a skillet heat olive oil on med-high heat.
        Cook chicken until cooked through and set aside. In the same skillet add onion, garlic
        saute for 5 min and then add mushrooms and cook until mushrooms have color.
        Add veggies and artichokes to the pasta.
        2) Mix white wine, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice and spices. Mix well
        and add to the pasta. Top with Feta cheese and tomatoes.

49 comments:

  1. YUUMMMM!!! This is right up my alley! Must try very soon!

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  2. Sounds delicious! I love pasta salad. I'll have to try this...minus the chicken though :)

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  3. yum! perfect for summertime. i love anything with feta :) xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  4. I'm feta obsessed. I will put feta on just about anything. =))))

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  5. There's nothing more that I love during the hot spring and summer days than a cold pasta salad. This looks delicious, flavorful and so fresh, Val! I'll be saving it to try soon. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  6. oooh this looks really good! Honestly, I've never had Greek food ever before, I saved your recipe, so this just might be my very first Greek Food. =)

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  7. Love pasta salads- they are fantastic and feta cheese is wonderful in them! Looks like a great recipe!

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  8. we loooove all things greek. must try this one soon!

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  9. I love Greek food AND pasta salads. This looks perfect!

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  10. Sounds delicious Val. We're pasta lovers around here too :-)
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  11. mmmmmm that does sound delicious Val! I am always looking for good pasta salads to bring to BBQs and this is a must-make!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Greek is my weakness.
    Was looking for a salad for my pre-race day meal...I think you just gave it to me:)

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  13. This is like my perfect summer meal! I absolutely love feta and have even got my son to start eating it. My latest favorite is putting feta in a spinach salad with strawberries and pine nuts...divine! :-)
    Vanessa

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  14. I love Greek food too, and this salad look wonderful..thanks for sharing it! :D

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  15. greek is my weakness... this looks delicious!

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  16. Yum! Looks delicious! I love bringing pasta salads to potluck bbqs, and this looks like a real winner. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. pasta salad is one of my favorite foods because it can be created in so many different ways! love this!

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  18. Mmmm, I love pasta salads and this one looks especially good!

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  19. I could eat this for day, and I just love the shape of the pasta. So fun, great color too.

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  20. This looks absolutely delicious! I love anything with "Greek" in the name, so I am sure I would LOVE this!

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  21. You KNOW I love it! = ) Ever tried it with Orzo pasta? Bet it would be yummy!

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  22. This looks delish... can't wait to try it!

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  23. Going to make for dinner tonight...looks delish!!

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  24. I also have a special place in my heart for Greek food. This pasta salad looks just up my alley :)

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  25. This looks delicious! I'm definitely going to have to try it soon.

    xoxo,
    Joelle

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  26. I too am a feta addict!! Yum-- this looks so great:)

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  27. What a perfect summer dinner! Delicious!

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  28. Oh wow I want a bite of this right now! Definitely bookmarking this one! YUM!

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  29. I love Greek food. This looks amazing!

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  30. Love greek food...Feta is soooo good Val!

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  31. i have to make this! i love greek inspired food!

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  32. Greek and pasta in the same title: Pure yumminess. Beautiful dish!

    Maria
    Cocina Diary

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  33. So glad to catch up on your blog:) Pictures are amazing and this recipe looks divine, we love Greek, can't wait to try. Your mother's day looked wonderful too!

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  34. Question, if you don't use white wine are you supposed to substitute it with something else? And do you use fresh basil and parsley or is that 1 Tbsp. of dried basil and parsley?

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  35. no way you made that. You took that picture from like, a restaurant menu or something right?

    WHO COOKS LIKE THAT AT HOME???

    I am totally jealous. and my husband would snatch you up in a second if he could.

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  36. Muriel, you can use more citrus or a little chicken stock. I used dried herbs except the parsley, I used fresh. Raven, you make me laugh. I cook like this nightly. My camera is the real hero...it makes everything look good.

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  37. fresh, flavorful, tempting, delicious, healthy, light and oh so goood- I wish I had it now! That is what I would say if describing this dish you made. Your awesome girl. That is like the perfect meal for me. I always say that for my last meal I would want a big plate of fresh pasta!

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  38. I am going to make this recipe today. The perfect side to BBQ. YUM!

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  39. Greek food may be my absolute favorite! This looks so refreshingly delicious, Val! Yum!

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  40. YUM YUM YUM! This salad looks so refreshing for the summertime! I love feta! Never used to, now I do :) So glad I do!

    I'm a new follower :) I love to cook and bake too! In fact, I host a new link-up on Sundays called "Sweet Tooth Sunday" if you'd like to join. You could share a recipe (new or old) :)

    I also saw Jamie designed your blog! I LOVE IT! SO CLEAN and I love the colors! She designed my current one a few months ago and is actually working on a new one for me right now! I'm excited! :)

    Have a great weekend!

    A Little Bit of This & That

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  41. This would be great to make at school! Thanks for the always yummy recipes (: Have a great weekend, girl!

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  42. What a flavorful salad! I love feta cheese, and added with the chicken and artichokes~delicious!

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  43. ooohh..this looks really delicious

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  44. Wonderful salad! The greek festival is next weekend in Northridge...yeah for greek food!

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  45. i LOVE pasta salad and am bookmarking this to make for Memorial Day weekend!

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  46. This caught my eye! Love pasta salad and love Greek flavors! This sounds fabulous!

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