Greek Pasta Salad with Chickpeas

    1 hour

    I was craving pasta and Greek salad one day and that led to this wonderful creation. Greek dressing is sometimes underrated, but in this recipe it is the star! This is a nice, light salad that showcases chickpeas, radishes, cucumbers and feta cheese.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 2 1/2 cups (420g) bow tie (farfalle) pasta
    • 1 cup (250ml) Greek salad dressing
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise
    • 4 radishes, finely chopped
    • 1/2 cucumber, peeled and chopped
    • 1 (400g) tin chickpeas, drained
    • 3/4 cup (85g) crumbled feta cheese

    Preparation:18min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Extra time:30min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the bow tie pasta and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally until the pasta has cooked through but is still firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain well using a colander in the sink.
    2. Place the Greek dressing and mayonnaise into a large salad bowl and whisk together until smooth and well blended. Add the cooked pasta and stir lightly to coat the pasta. Sprinkle on the radishes, cucumber, chickpeas and crumbled feta cheese and fold in gently.
    3. Cover the salad and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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    This is an awesome pasta salad. Great combination of flavors and textures. Made it as written, with the exception of not peeling my cucumber, and we were very pleased. This was a perfect side to Marinated Greek Chicken Kabobs from this site. Thank you, ADZELL!  -  11 May 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I thought this was so yummy!! I doubled everything except radishes, and chick peas. I used a whole 16oz bottle of kraft Greek vinaigrette, 5T mayo, 6 radishes (chopped super fine with food chopper), 1 whole cucumber, 1 can chick peas, and 1 can olives (which I think adds alot to the salad in my opinion), I only had 1 cup of feta so thats all I used and thought it still tasted great. This recipe doesnt make a lot so I probably should have quadrupled it because everyone licked the bowl clean. Thank you for sharing. I will be making this again very soon!  -  12 Sep 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    OK, I have been dying to make this and when I finally found the greek dressing (Ken's Creamy Greek) I was so excited. Today I got up and decided this was the day! However, I had to improvise a little b/c I didn't have some of the ingredients and am without a car today, so here's what I did: First, I didn't have any farfalle pasta, but I did have this really cool giant elbow shape, so I went with that. We love, love, love radishes and feta cheese, but I didn't have either so I used sliced black olives and a sharp provolone instead. OMG!!!! This salad is DELICIOUS! My 2 year old tore up a bowl of it at lunch time before it was even chilled...he loved it! It is such a wonderfully different take on traditional pasta salad and I can't wait to get some radishes and feta to make it again, b/c I know it will be even better! Thanks, ADZELL for another winning recipe!  -  07 Jul 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)