Mediterranean Chicken Pasta Salad

I saw a recipe for a delicious Greek style pasta salad over at Cathy’s site, Wives with Knives, that I couldn’t wait to make. I added a few extra ingredients like artichoke hearts, grape tomatoes, fresh basil, and red onion. We had this salad as our main entree and we all enjoyed it, especially my son, who had two helpings. I ate some of the leftovers the following day and it tasted delicious. Thanks for the great recipe Cathy.

Mediterranean Chicken Pasta Salad:
Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Cathy at Wives with Knives


Salad:

  • 4 oz farfalle pasta, cooked per instructions
  • 2 cups of leftover roasted chicken, diced
  • 1/2 cup of low fat feta cheese
  • 1 cup of grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup of frozen artichoke hearts, thawed, halved
  • 1 cup of kalamata olives, halved
  • 1/2 cup red onion, sliced thinly
  • 5 basil leaves, chiffonade
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts

Vinaigrette:

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • Juice of 1 small lemon
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 2-3 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Prepare the vinaigrette first. Combine all of the ingredients together and mix thoroughly with a whisk. Set aside to allow flavors to mingle.

Cook the pasta in well seasoned water per instructions. Drain and rinse with cool water. Add the chicken, feta cheese, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, olives, onion, basil, and pine nuts to the drained pasta. Toss the salad with the vinaigrette and serve immediately. Enjoy.

Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net



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5 Responses to “Mediterranean Chicken Pasta Salad”

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    Stacey — March 30, 2012 @ 1:18 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious! There is this great place here in town that makes a similar salad as a lunch special….. soooo good…. I am excited to try this one. I must admit that I LOVE grape tomatoes…. we have been eating very very healthy lately (Yes, I need to lose a few pounds and that is why I have been away from your blog :) and those grape tomatoes are DELICIOUS!

    Have fun with your family this week!

    Stacey

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    Kate — September 12, 2013 @ 2:55 pm

    Cathy has amazing recipes, doesn’t she? I made this one and we loved it! Think I mayxadd some artichoke hearts next time!

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    Jim — May 25, 2014 @ 9:47 am

    This looks delicious. However, I will definitely replace the farfale with some other kind of pasta. I hate farfale with a passion, I just can boil them right. It is either the edges properly boiled and the center underboiled, or the center properly boiled and the edges overboiled.

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