Thursday, September 2, 2010

Greek Pasta Salad, and the Salt Lake Greek Festival!


Everyone has something they look forward to as school begins and September rolls around.One of the things on my list is the Greek Festival in downtown Salt Lake City. Years ago my dear friend Jill introduced me to this energetic event and I have been in love with it ever since.Where else can you go to see dancing, live music and eat the best Greek food in town? Well, the best food might be in your own kitchen . . . but the entertainment is really worth the cost of the entrance price. If you go here you can print up a free ticket to get in and save your dollars for the goodies inside.

I ran across this Greek Pasta Salad on two of my favorite blogs last week, Pam at For the Love of Cooking and Cathy at Wives with Knives. I made it up and it’s just delicious. Tomorrow I’m serving this salad at a ladies lunch and I’ve added greens. I’ll report back on how it was received. This can be made with or without the chicken and I recommend eating it within 24 hours after you’ve mixed it together. Printable recipe below.

Do you have a Greek Festival in your community?

13 comments:

  1. Hi Cristie--Serendipity---Our annual Greek Festival begins today!
    Your pasta salad looks delicious--moist, full of contrasting textures, bright flavors. Pine nuts add such a nice crunch.

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  2. I love your twist on the classic Greek salad. I am sure you will have a great time at the festival.

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  3. I think the Greek festival would be so fun! I hope you like the Greek salad... thanks for the shout out and link back to my site.

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  4. Yum! I'm taking my hubby to the festival today....Opa!

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  5. The Greek Festival sounds like such a wonderful time. I love Greek dancing and music. I can only imagine all of the wonderful food!

    What a wonderful-looking salad!

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  6. I love the Greek Festival too. I'm hoping to make it there on Saturday. I'll have to try this salad. It looks fabulous!

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  7. I'd love to eat this salad! It looks so flavorful. I wish I could go to the Greek Frestival this week. We used to go every year.

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  8. ooooh yum! This would me a meal in itself...and what a meal :)

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  9. that festival sounds like so much fun! I'm sure we have one in Astoria, which is the Greek part of queens but I've never been. I obviously need to fix that.

    I will also have to make this pasta..my own makeshift festival at home.

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  10. this looks so fresh and delicious! i hope it was impressive at your lunch! YUMMY!

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  11. That recipe looks great - we just moved here so that makes me think I should look into local festivals!

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  12. I love kalamata olives and feta cheese! So much deliciousness in one salad! The Greek festival sounds like a fun time!

    Thanks for your sweet comments, Cristie:)

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  13. this salad was very very yummy!

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