Greek Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken

I absolutely love Greek flavors and my amazing Greek mason jar salads with orzo was in part inspiration for this pasta salad with an added protien kick!

 I swear this pasta salad gets even better the next day!

I swear this pasta salad gets even better the next day!

21 day fix containers- 1 Yellow 1 Green 1 Orange .5 blue 1 Red 

INGREDIENTS

Dressing and Marinade

  • 1 package of high fiber pasta
  • 3 Tbs honey
  • 4 lemons plus zest
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 shallots
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp minced garlic 
  • 1 large handful of fresh cilantro
  • 1 small handful of fresh sage
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 package of thin boneless, skinless chicken breast 
  • 1 cucumber chopped
  • 2 bell peppers chopped
  • 1/2 pint of cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups of chopped spinach or other leafy green
  • 4 oz Feta cheese

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cook pasta according to package, drain and run under cold water place in a bowl
  2. In a seprate bowl, add chicken and set aside.
  3. Place the first 10 ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth, add the olive oil slowly to make a dressing
  4. place about 1/2 cup dressing (reserving the rest) on chicken and allow to sit for 15 minutes, mean while chop veggies and add to the pasta bowl
  5. Grill chicken and chop into bite size pieces
  6. Add the chicken, feta and remaining dressing to the pasta bowl, toss to coat and serve immediately. Store leftovers in the fridge ENJOY!