Thursday, May 27, 2010

Foodie Friday - Greek Pasta Salad

It's been awhile since I've joined in Gollum's pot luck Foodie Friday. Today I'm sharing a new recipe I tried this week as I change gears from soups to salads now that warmer weather is here.

This was a delightful salad that Mr. Mid-Atlantic and I both enjoyed - perfect for something a little different from the usual pasta salads.

2 skinless boneless chicken breast halves - cut into bite-sized pieces (cooked - I grilled ours)
1 (16 oz) pkg. uncooked Farfalle (bow tie) pasta
1/2 lb. frozen cooked coctail shrimp (next time I'll add a little more than this)
1 (2.25 oz) can sliced black olives, drained
1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
1/2 cup celery chopped (or baby carrots if you prefer)
1 cucumber diced
1/2 cup Greek salad dressing (or Italian, oil & get the idea)
1 (6 oz) pkg feta cheese crumbles
seasonings to taste

Bring large pot of water to a boil - add pasta and cook 8-10 minutes - drain and cool to room temperature.

Mix chicken. pasta, shrimp, olives, tomatoes, celery and cucumber. Toss with dressing and feta cheese and seasonings.


For more great recipes, be sure to visit Gollum at "Designs by Gollum" -- you'll find some very tempting recipes to add to your collection.

See ya!


  1. This sounds easy and delicious. I wouldn't have thought of the shrimp in a Greek salad, but I'd love it. My dad is still here, so I'm trying to come up with interesting things he'd like. I just hit the save button. Thanks.


  2. Martha, this does sound good. The shrimp and chicken mixture sounds so good, and I love that bow tie pasta. I'll be making this salad for sure. Thanks for sharing the recipe. laurie

  3. Martha,
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  4. Lovely salad- I really like the mix of flavors
    xoxo Pattie

  5. Martha, what a great summer salad!! It has all my favorite ingredients!

  6. Martha-This sounds delicious and I have been wanting to try a new pasta salad. I love all the ingredients. Have a happy holiday weekend!

  7. Sounds deelish! Looks like it makes a lot?


  8. This sounds and looks so good! Have a good weekend!

  9. Looks fast and easy. Thanks so something we can make ahead when it's hot this summer!

  10. Oh, Martha, that makes me SO hungry! LOL! I'm going to have to go raid the fridge. ;-)

    Thanks so much for your birthday greetings to Mr. M. He got such a kick out of reading them, and it just made his day!

    Here's wishing you a Happy Memorial Day. I'm taking a quick blog break for a few days, but I will see you when I return to the blog. Just didn't want you to think I had vanished before I did the drawing. LOL!


    Sheila :-)

  11. That looks absolutely delicious Martha!!

  12. I am going to try this recipe this weekend. All my favorite ingredients and perfect for the hot weather we are having.

  13. Oh do you happen to have an extra plate?

    I hope you'll stop by and see my video for a French Macaroon video. There are bloopers. :)

    I am also hosting a giveaway for a French Basketeer tote.

  14. Yummy. I am going to try this dish.

  15. Happy Memorial Weekend my friend…Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

  16. This looks delicious to me right now! I'm waiting for my car to be serviced and eating cheez-its! Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

  17. Oh, Martha...this looks so yummy! I love pasta salads and this one looks fabulous! I hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie