Cooking With June- Greek Pasta Salad

by Pam on June 19, 2012

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.

Ingredients:
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

Directions:
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.

Pam is a former teacher turned work from home mom. When she's not caring for her kids or cats, she can be found whipping up tasty recipes, trying her hand at the newest techie gadgets or reading. She loves to travel whenever she has a chance and spends way too much time on the computer sharing her experiences.

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Pamela June 19, 2012 at 4:16 am

I love Greek salad – I will have to make this one! yum!!

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eclairre June 19, 2012 at 4:37 am

tuna with olives. yum!

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FireRunner2379 June 19, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Garden Pasta Salad with lots of different veggies!

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Amy L. June 19, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Chicken Pasta Salad

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Candice June 19, 2012 at 8:46 pm

I love an orzo salad with balsamic vinaigrette.

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BethElderton June 19, 2012 at 9:00 pm

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.
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Maryann D. June 19, 2012 at 9:02 pm

My favorite pasta salad is whole wheat or veggie pasta with vegetables and dressing.
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Elaine June 20, 2012 at 2:44 am

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

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clc408 June 20, 2012 at 12:15 pm

I make a very good Greek Orzo Salad with kalamata olives, feta, green onions and olive oil.

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Fawn June 20, 2012 at 2:44 pm

I love pasta salad with veggies, feta cheese and balsamic vinagrette
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crystletellerday June 20, 2012 at 3:20 pm

elbows mayo tuna peas crystletellerday@yahoo.com

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Peggy Damon June 20, 2012 at 3:22 pm

I make my own pasta salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, black olives and italian dressing….yum!

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blue65829 June 20, 2012 at 4:21 pm

My favorite pasta salad is the suddenly salad kit, obviously I need to be more adventurous!

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DeeAnn S June 20, 2012 at 5:52 pm

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.
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PAIGE June 20, 2012 at 6:50 pm

I love macaroni and tuna salad.
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BowieTip June 20, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Crayfish tail meat and pasta mixed with lots of mayonnaise and Cajun spices.

Hope to win!

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gloria mckellar June 20, 2012 at 7:13 pm

I love tri-colored rotini with italian dressing, salad supreme seasoning, green peppers, and black olives.

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Andrea Kruse June 20, 2012 at 8:59 pm

I make a Summer Cold pasta salad with Italian seasoning mix, artichoke hearts, olives, bell peppers and red onions.
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psnyder June 21, 2012 at 12:13 am

Love Italian Pasta Salad – grammypenny@frontier.com

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Kelly N. June 21, 2012 at 1:09 am

What is your favorite pasta salad?

i like em all..ill say ceasar

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Ttrockwood@yahoo.com June 21, 2012 at 1:24 am

Cold sesame noodles with cilantro, cucumber and crushed peanuts!
Ttrockwood@yahoo.com

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julis55 June 21, 2012 at 2:00 am

Greek Orzo Salad is my fave.

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dlhaley June 21, 2012 at 2:53 am

My favorite is rotini pasta with feta, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, garlic.

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Terri Menke June 21, 2012 at 3:19 am

Shrimp and linguine

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Sharon Schoepe June 21, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Lots of diced veggies, pasta and a splash of ranch dressing.

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Kendra Krebs June 21, 2012 at 3:04 pm

I love it with lots of olives and pepperoni in it!
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skkorman June 21, 2012 at 9:00 pm

I like farfalle with veggies and herbs!

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mogrill June 21, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Tortellini Feta.
Thanks for the chance.
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llinda29 June 21, 2012 at 10:24 pm

I like spinach pasta salad

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Barb K. June 22, 2012 at 12:49 am

I like the Rotini Pasta mixed with vegetables with a little Cesare dressing. Very good.

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Barb K. June 22, 2012 at 12:49 am

I like the Rotini Pasta mixed with vegetables with a little Cesare dressing. Very good.

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Dani' June 22, 2012 at 1:39 am

Bowties with feta and olives or lemon juice, olives, and capers. contestd(at)hotmail(dot)com

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mommygidget June 22, 2012 at 5:37 am

Shrimp linguine

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latanya June 22, 2012 at 12:26 pm

antipasto salad

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Anonymous June 22, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Mediterranean salad with olives, tomatoes, feta and of course, good pasta!

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bison61 June 22, 2012 at 7:52 pm

pasta, onions, peas, diced cheese, diced ham and a light mayo dressing

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rj7777 June 22, 2012 at 11:15 pm

tuna macaroni salad is great. Rita Spratlen rjspratlen@gmail.com

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Karmakaytlyn June 23, 2012 at 1:58 am

Greek pasta salad with cucumber, bell peppers, onion, and feta.
Thanks from karmakaytlyn@yahoo.com!

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janetfaye June 23, 2012 at 8:57 am

I like Chicken and vegetable pasta salad.

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polly June 23, 2012 at 2:32 pm

i love the oriental pasta salad
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Maria June 23, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Chicken pasta salad!

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DevotedMommy June 23, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Macaroni Salad
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San8KidzForMe June 24, 2012 at 9:55 pm

I love italian pasta salad.

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mrsshukra June 24, 2012 at 11:57 pm

Italian pasta salad hands down!

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Angela Christopher June 25, 2012 at 2:25 am

ALL of them!

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Schmoozing with Betsy June 25, 2012 at 4:05 am

old fashioned macaroni salad…with just elbows,celery,onions,green peppers and cukes,with Cains mayo and a bit of dill pickle juice

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ellen_levickis June 25, 2012 at 4:33 am

tuna salad

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Kristy Thiel June 25, 2012 at 8:03 pm

I love regular macaroni salad with cheese and ham!

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kyl neusch June 25, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Greek Orzo Salad

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Sherry Compton June 25, 2012 at 11:00 pm

I like ham salad

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Allison Downes June 26, 2012 at 12:07 am

Macaroni Salad

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crankyyanky1 June 26, 2012 at 12:46 am

I make a italian pasta salad with ham, pepperoni, cheese, onions, tomatoes and a lot more veggies it is our favorite

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toughturtles June 26, 2012 at 1:14 am

veggie pasta salad

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jlafount June 26, 2012 at 3:14 am

I like a butter peppered pasta with a dash of red pepper flakes

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Christina June 28, 2012 at 2:43 am

Christina – xristya@rock.com – Garden Pasta Salad with summer squash, sweet peppers, green peppers, black olives, a little bit of cheese, and arugula,
kale, spinach and romaine!

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Rachel June 29, 2012 at 7:13 pm

I love all pasta salads

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Brutus Duffy July 2, 2012 at 4:14 am

I like shrimp pasta salad.

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dario moniz July 3, 2012 at 3:28 am

i love it with blackened chicken

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chris z July 3, 2012 at 10:30 pm

i like crab macaroni salad

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Linda July 4, 2012 at 5:06 pm

chicken pasta salad

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Randominities July 4, 2012 at 7:45 pm

My friends Italian Pasta Salad. I don’t know what she does but it’s amazing!

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Anonymous July 4, 2012 at 9:15 pm

seafood
glori johnson
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amp July 4, 2012 at 9:56 pm

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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Robin T July 4, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Macaroni salad

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MizVickik July 5, 2012 at 3:06 am

I like a 3 bean salad with pasta!
Miz Vickik

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mrsguido187 July 5, 2012 at 7:37 am

Crab salad

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corey1971 July 5, 2012 at 8:26 am

Chicken Pasta Salad (Corey Olomon)(CoreyOlomon at gmail dot com)

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Julie July 5, 2012 at 2:14 pm

my mom’s macaroni salad
thans
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k. July 5, 2012 at 2:17 pm

does mac and cheese count?
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Anonymous July 5, 2012 at 3:06 pm

my mom’s! hanovertomato at yahoo dot com

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McKim July 5, 2012 at 7:47 pm

I like basic macaroni salad.

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Valerie Taylor Mabrey July 5, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Italian pasta
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Kylie July 5, 2012 at 10:35 pm

I love a Caprese style pasta salad!

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wwe11 July 5, 2012 at 10:50 pm

I love cold pasta salad
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