Cooking With June- Greek Pasta Salad

cold pasta salad, recipes for pasta salad

The lazy, crazy days of Summer remind me of one of my favorite foods- pasta salad. It’s a dish that shows up at any family event. We have so many different recipes, usually named after the various friends and family who created them. I’m excited to share the pasta salad I’ve created.

1 (10 ounce) package Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Shells or Bowties
1 tomato, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
1 cucumber, julienned
1 bunch of green onions, diced
1 (8 ounce) package of cubed ham
1 (15 ounce) jar of black olives, drained and  sliced
1 (4 ounce) package crumbled feta cheese
1 avocado, thinly sliced
1 (8 ounce) jar Olive Oil and vinegar dressing

Cook pasta as directed on package and drain. Cover pasta with ice (to chill) while preparing the other ingredients.

Mix the onion, cucumber, tomato and bell pepper into a large bowl. Stir until blended.

Add olives, cheese and ham.  Drain the pasta and add to the bowl. Add the bottle of salad dressing and stir until well mixed. Chill until ready to serve. Immediately before serving add slices of avocado.


  1. says

    I love bowties or penne with olive oil, lemon juice or balsamic vinegar, onion, Parmesan, veggies (most any kind,) and a dash of red pepper. May add shrimp or chicken. I don’t know if there’s a name for it. We call it “That Pasta Thing” and it’s good warm or cold.
    bethelderton59 at gmai dot com

  2. says

    Bow tie pasta with marinated artichoke hearts (cut)with liquid, jar of sun dried tomatoes with oil, sliced black olives and sliced grilled chicken.

  3. DeeAnn S says

    I make pasta with diced meat and cheese of choice, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, sweet peppers, celery and shredded carrots. Toss with salad dressing of choice. A delicious summertime meal. Thanks.
    sweepster49 at comcast dot net

  4. says

    My anti pasto salad with macaroni, tomatoes, cheese, salami, olives, peppers etc with an Italian style dressing

    apoalillo {AT} hotmail dot com
    Alyce Poalillo


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