This is a Greek style salad that is delicious! It is hearty enough to serve as the main course.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain and cool under cold water. Refrigerate until chilled.

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  • Prepare the dressing in a small bowl by whisking together the olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, walnuts, and honey. Refrigerate until chilled.

  • In a salad bowl, combine pasta, peppers, red onion, olives, and chicken. Add lemon dressing and feta cheese, toss and serve.

Nutrition Facts

356 calories; 19.5 g total fat; 37 mg cholesterol; 490 mg sodium. 32 g carbohydrates; 15.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2003
Just average. It would be better to use mini tortellini (my guests were cutting their tortellini's in half before eating them). I added 1 minced garlic clove and 1 tsp. oregano due to previous comments that the recipe was bland and I did increase the amount of the dressing. O.k. but I won't make it again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/06/2002
This was easy and relatively quick but bland. I was longing for other spices- maybe some ginger garlic cilantro etc. Added note...I made this again and I left out the oil used a bit more honey added rice wine vinegar and hot pepper flakes; it was much improved. The lemon and honey complemented each other and weren't overwhelmed by the oil. Better for you too! Read More
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  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2003
Just average. It would be better to use mini tortellini (my guests were cutting their tortellini's in half before eating them). I added 1 minced garlic clove and 1 tsp. oregano due to previous comments that the recipe was bland and I did increase the amount of the dressing. O.k. but I won't make it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2003
Just average. It would be better to use mini tortellini (my guests were cutting their tortellini's in half before eating them). I added 1 minced garlic clove and 1 tsp. oregano due to previous comments that the recipe was bland and I did increase the amount of the dressing. O.k. but I won't make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2004
I made this recipe for a Super Bowl party. Everyone loved it and I plan on making it again. I used a flavored feta cheese from the supermarket which gave the salad a little extra flavor. I am adding this recipe to my collection. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/30/2004
This was a very tasty pasta salad---great for a warm summer day! I doubled the chicken for my husband's sake and marinated it first in lemon juice olive oil garlic and fresh chopped oregano before baking it. Because I don't love olives I used a small can (2.25 oz) which seemed to be plenty. Also I substituted a yellow bell pepper for a green one; they seem less bitter to me. Don't forget to add salt and pepper to the marinade! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2004
Great recipe! Have been making it for a couple of years. I too have used "spiced" feta and doubled the dressing. Also added more walnuts (love the walnuts!). Also added chick peas for a change. I have made this for company baby showers and new Moms - it's always a request. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/06/2002
This was easy and relatively quick but bland. I was longing for other spices- maybe some ginger garlic cilantro etc. Added note...I made this again and I left out the oil used a bit more honey added rice wine vinegar and hot pepper flakes; it was much improved. The lemon and honey complemented each other and weren't overwhelmed by the oil. Better for you too! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/18/2003
My mother in law and I personally really liked this salad but my picky husband and father in law didn't even try it. The cold pasta was wonderful-dont over cook it! I needed to chop the veggies a bit smaller but they were fine. I will make this again for parties and family gatherings but I cant make it at home for my husband wont touch it. I added more lemon juice and the honey was a great addition. Didn't have walnuts- thats okay though- dont really like nuts. Overall a nice cool summer recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/22/2003
Not bad but nothing special either. Perhaps my having left walnuts out caused the recipe to be blander than it should have been. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2003
My family really liked this recipe and that's saying something when you have the picky eaters I have. It's a great meal when it's just too hot to cook. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2005
This is a nice salad to serve with summer BBQ. Read More
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