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

Recipe Summary

prep:
18 mins
cook:
12 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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 in a colander set in the sink.

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  • 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, garbanzo beans, and crumbled feta cheese, and fold in gently.

  • Cover the salad and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

207 calories; protein 4.5g 9% DV; carbohydrates 15.5g 5% DV; fat 14.5g 22% DV; cholesterol 11.3mg 4% DV; sodium 414.1mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2009
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/15/2009
This was just okay for me. I made exactly as is except I added olives. This had so many great reviews they all cant be wrong so I am sure it is just my taste preference as to why I didn't go crazy over this dish. It is worth a try but I probably wont make again. Thank you for sharing though. Read More
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42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2009
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! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2009
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! :) Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2009
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2009
The perfect mix of everything. I added one roma tomato but kept the rest the same and it tasted yummy! Easy and simply would make again for sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2009
Love love love this salad!! I thought there was going to be too much dressing but by the time I served it(about 6 hrs after making it) it was perfect!! This was also my first taste of feta cheese & I loved it!! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2009
it is a wonderful creation...i used a purple onion instead of the radishes...by suggestion of the author...only becoz i didn't have any...i used kraft signature greek dressing and kraft crumbled feta cheese in the bag and i used the bow ties but only had the small ones...but they worked and this was delish...i liked the idea of the chick peas...i am so glad i made it and will forsure make it again...with the radishes...thanks adzell...this is a keeper... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2010
I liked this a lot. This was a last minute dinner attempt and I didn't have radishes and cucumber on hand so I substituted peas and chick peas. My son (who is a good eater) liked this as well. My daughters who are both horrible eaters didn't care much for it - but I wasn't surprised by that. I made a homemade Greek/House dressing (Absolutely Fabulous Greek House Dressing) also on this site. I just reduced the serving size to 5 and it was perfect for us. Thanks! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2009
Yummy! I loved the flavors in this salad. It was a wonderful side dish on a hot summer day. I made no changes to the recipe. My family loved this as well. I'll be making this often. Thanks Adzell! Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
09/15/2009
This was just okay for me. I made exactly as is except I added olives. This had so many great reviews they all cant be wrong so I am sure it is just my taste preference as to why I didn't go crazy over this dish. It is worth a try but I probably wont make again. Thank you for sharing though. Read More
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