With Memorial Day right around the corner (wait, WHAT?? ) I thought it was only appropriate to bring you a simple and delicious Greek Pasta Salad you can quickly whip up for your backyard BBQ festivities!
I don’t know about you, but we will be spending our Memorial Day grilling burgers and hot dogs by the pool. And by we, I mean AJ, because I probably won’t be getting off my raft except to refill my Strawberry Mojito, reapply sunscreen and fill my plate up with this yummy Greek Pasta Salad!
We bought our house a few years ago, mainly because we HAD to have a pool, and boy, am I glad we did. During the hellish AZ summer months we spend most weekends in the pool soaking up (or trying to survive) the blistering hot sun.
The dogs are absolutely terrified of the water so they usually steer clear and “lifeguard” from a safe distance, though we have attempted to teach them to swim (unsuccessfully) a few times. Maybe this year they won’t be so scared and we can finally teach them to love the pool as much as we do!
See, like I said…terrified!
So maybe the dogs won’t be joining us in the pool this Memorial Day, but I can pretty much guarantee they will come around once those burgers and hot dogs hit the grill. Of course, if they’re lucky- and they always are- they will get their own special grilled treat.
Man, they really are living the dream!
Speaking of living the dream, this Greek Pasta Salad will make you feel like you’re living the dream too! It is so yummy!
And did I mention SIMPLE?
Seriously, it is as easy as cooking up some pasta, throwing in some chopped veggies and feta cheese and pouring on your favorite homemade, or store-bought, Greek salad dressing. It really is THAT easy!
Recipes with this much simplicity means more time with your family and friends and less time slaving in the kitchen trying make sure everyone gets fed.
Make things even more simple by preparing this Greek Pasta Salad a day in advance. Then, when you’re ready to serve, just pull it out of fridge and just like that, you’re done!
Serve this Greek Pasta Salad as a side dish at your backyard BBQ, potluck or party, OR make it a quick weekday meal by adding chicken, steak or shrimp! The possibilities are endless!
Feel free to omit whatever ingredients you don’t like, and add in other favorites (can I suggest some chickpeas, perhaps?). You really can’t go wrong with this pasta salad!
Just look at how yummy it looks! I think I’ll go have a bite, or 20….
Make this Easy Greek Pasta Salad for your next summer BBQ, or transform it into a quick weeknight meal by adding chicken, shrimp or steak!
Cook pasta according to package instructions, drain and set aside to cool
In a large mixing bowl, add cooled pasta, feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, artichoke hearts and olives
Pour in dressing and gently mix together until all the noodles are coated in dressing. Add more dressing as needed.
Serve immediately, or store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
*Note: You may need to add more dressing right before serving if you make this in advance.