How To Make a Picnic Perfect Penne and Feta Salad

It's picnic season around here and one thing I am always looking for is easy recipes to make and take.  This Picnic Perfect Penne and Feta Salad is delicious and ready in no time.

I'm always on the hunt for easy recipes that can be adapted.  This totally fits the bill.  You can probably raid your pantry and fridge for most, if not all, of these ingredients.  This salad comes together quickly and you can add cooked chicken or tuna to make this a main dish instead of a side dish.  It's delicious either way.

Penne Pasta with feta, olive oil, and chives

My family really enjoyed this and my little guy helped me trim the fresh chives from our side yard.


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup feta cheese crumbles

¼ cup snipped fresh chives

Salt and pepper to taste

1 pound penne pasta

Cooked Penne Pasta with Chives - Picnic Perfect Penne and Feta Salad


Cook penne pasta according to the directions on package for an al dente result.

Drain well.

Penne Pasta with Feta Cheese Salad

Toss gently with olive oil, feta cheese, salt and pepper, and chives.

Perfect Picnic Salad - Penne Pasta with Feta Cheese, Olive Oil, and Chives

Chill or serve immediately.

5 Ingredient Picnic Perfect Penne Pasta and Feta Salad

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  1. Julie@CutOffintheKeweenaw says:

    This sounds so delicious! Gotta try!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Julie!