One of my absolute favorite places to eat lunch is at a restaurant called Ashely Mac's in Birmingham. They have THE BEST chicken sandwich, and I am in LOVE with their Greek Pasta Salad. I'm not really a pasta salad person, but Ashely Mac's pasta salad is to-die-for!!! I could just eat the Greek Pasta Salad and be happy! Well, that probably isn't true. Ashley Mac's cupcakes are incredible! SO, maybe Greek Pasta Salad and cupcakes! LOL! I found the recipe for their chicken salad on the local paper's website and immediately whipped up a batch! It tasted just like the real thing! Woohoo!
This recipe makes a TON of Greek Pasta Salad. This would be great for a potluck. I usually half the recipe when I make it. We ate this for several days with lunch and dinner. This will keep for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator. I love the flavor of the dressing and all of the yummy crumbled feta! This goes great with sandwiches, grilled chicken, just about anything. Heck, we ate only pasta salad for dinner one night. We just can't get enough of this yummy side dish!!!
Greek Pasta Salad
serves 10 to 12
adapted from al.com
- 1 (16-oz) box penne pasta
- 2/3 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 3 Tbsp Greek seasoning
- 3/4 cup grape tomatoes, cut into halves
- 1-1/2 cups crumbled feta cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and cool.
Whisk together oil, juice, mayonnaise and Greek seasoning in a large bowl. Add cooked pasta, tomatoes, feta cheese and basil. Toss to coat.
Cover and refrigerate 8 hours before serving.