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The Best Summer Pasta Salad

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It’s summertime! Which means BBQ’s, watermelon….and PASTA SALAD!

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The recipe I am sharing today makes a wonderful cool pasta salad to add to any BBQ!

The blend of tomatoes and zucchini is balanced with the tanginess of the feta cheese. The addition of grilled chicken gives it that smoky flavor and not to mention….how pretty and colorful is it?!

 Dive in and make this pasta salad today!

best pasta salad

First, chop up all those gorgeous veggies!


best pasta salad

Grill the chicken and boil your bowtie pasta!


best pasta salad

Add all the ingredients to the bowl to prepare to mix it all together.


best pasta salad

Then look at the gorgeous colors of everything!


best pasta salad


The Best Summer Pasta Salad


  • Chicken breast tenders one package
  • 1 box Bowtie Pasta
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 Zucchini diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh Parsley torn into small pieces
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 5 ounces Feta Cheese
  • 1 pint carton Cherry Tomatoes, halved


  • Place chicken on the grill and cook until juices run clear, no longer pink, and internal temperature reaches 165 F. Then take off grill and cool, then dice up.
  • Cook bowtie's until al dente and then rinse in cold water to dran.
  • Then add lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Lastly, add zucchini, tomatoes, feta cheese, and parsley. Mix well.
  • Place a cover on and stick it in fridge for a few hours and then enjoy!
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Crystal | Everyday Adventures

Hi, I'm Crystal! I have a passion for cooking, baking, photography, and quotes, so that is the majority of what you will see on my site, www.everydayadventures.com! I am an optimist. I love music. and dancing. And singing (although I’m terrible). I have 2 beautiful boys and 2 large dogs that are my fur babies. I am a continual learner of life and strive to make each day better than the one before!

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