Pasta salad is the ultimate summer dish that is often served at backyard barbecues. The possibilities of flavors are endless with pasta salad because pasta has a subtle flavor and texture that go great with anything. You could make a Southwest-inspired version, incorporate Thai flavors or even go crazy and make a cheeseburger pasta salad!
When I think of pasta salad, it usually has an oil and vinegar base, but I’m using a few special ingredients to make this version deliciously creamy. Greek yogurt is one of those favorite ingredients that I use in a wide variety of recipes because of its high protein and low fat content. The creamy texture allows it to be substituted for other ingredients that aren’t so healthy. This is probably the reason Litehouse chose Greek yogurt to be the star of their newest line: OPA by Litehouse™ Have you tried them yet? The new OPA by Litehouse™ Greek Yogurt Dressings have fewer calories, are gluten free and made fresh! The line of flavors are delicious and include Kalamata Feta, Blue Cheese, Caesar, Feta Dill, Ranch, Jalapeno Ranch and Roasted Red Pepper. My all time favorite Litehouse dressing is Jalapeno Ranch, but I’m saving that for another delicious recipe. This time I wanted to take my favorite, fresh Greek lettuce salad and turn it into a pasta salad.
This Greek Pasta Salad recipe makes pasta salad for a crowd, but you could easily half the recipe for a smaller portion. The great thing about pasta salad is that the leftovers are often better than the first day because the ingredients are allowed to intensify. This would even be a great recipe to top with grilled chicken and have for lunch the next day. Go look for the new OPA by Litehouse™ in your local grocery store today!