This Greek-style pasta salad would also be good tossed with fresh avocado and mint.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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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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  • Bring a medium saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni, and cook 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente. Rinse under cold water to chill, and drain.

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  • Meanwhile, combine the chickpeas, tomatoes, onion, garlic, feta cheese, olives, salt, pepper, olive oil, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Set aside to marinate while the pasta is cooking.

  • Mix macaroni with chickpea mixture. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to blend flavors.

Nutrition Facts

459 calories; protein 12g; carbohydrates 42.1g; fat 28g; cholesterol 25.2mg; sodium 1186.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
07/04/2008
This was even better than I thought it would be. The dressing with the lemon juice was a light and refreshing departure from vinegar-based dressings. I left out the feta but added chopped yellow pepper and cucumber as well as fresh oregano and parsley. We and our out of town guests loved it. Just delicious and a pretty and colorful addition to the plate. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/18/2008
Not a bad start but it needs a little something else. The dressing is pretty bland as is. I ended up added some italian dressing and red pepper flakes to spice it up. This salad gets better the longer it marinates (30 mins isn't long enough overnight is best). Read More
(6)
87 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 48
  • 4 star values: 33
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/04/2008
This was even better than I thought it would be. The dressing with the lemon juice was a light and refreshing departure from vinegar-based dressings. I left out the feta but added chopped yellow pepper and cucumber as well as fresh oregano and parsley. We and our out of town guests loved it. Just delicious and a pretty and colorful addition to the plate. Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2003
Great recipe! Next time I make it though I will reduce the amt. of salt (was a little salty) and add some chopped cucumber. I cut the black olives in half. I'll definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2009
THIS WAS AWESOME! Anyone making this MUST use feta chese and kalamata (rich flavored Greek) olives.They go together like sauce and cheese on a pizza. Like others I cut down on the onion and olive oil. Then I added some of the olive juice to the dressing. I also used whole cherry tomatoes (as someone said salad gets soggy in time) & some fresh parsley.Definately a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2003
Very tasty. I only added 1/2 of an onion and it was plenty and probably only 1/4 cup of olive oil. What a great combination with plenty of healthy ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2010
Delicious! I used farfalle shallot (I prefer the milder flavor) and half the dressing and I added fresh oregano for even more of a Greek flavor. This was easy and quick and definitely something I'd make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/18/2002
Very easy to make. I didn't follow the receipe exactly as I couldn't have it right in front of me. Biggest tip, don't forget to chill, I didn't (in a hurry with a hungry kid at my feet) and the flavours didn't have time to mix until I was almost finished eating it. I skipped the olives(I hate them) and garlic(forgot to get at the grocery store) and still was good. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/17/2008
Not a bad start but it needs a little something else. The dressing is pretty bland as is. I ended up added some italian dressing and red pepper flakes to spice it up. This salad gets better the longer it marinates (30 mins isn't long enough overnight is best). Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2010
I love to make this salad I like to add a seeded cucumber cubed! Yummy! Its so fresh and tastey! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2007
This recipe has all the ingredients that I love in a pasta salad under one roof which is great. But I do think that it kind of slacks on the dressing. I mixed it all together threw in almost a whole cucumber chopped because I was craving the crunch and water content then tasted it. Nothing. I expect it will come together nicely overnight in the fridge but just to be on the safe side I sprinkled it very generously with a "black olive red pepper & mint" salad seasoning combo that I have in my pantry. Tasted it again and it rocked. Can't wait to eat it for lunch tomorrow. Really a very lovely combination of things. It will probably become a favourite pasta salad of mine. Read More
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