When push comes to shove during hot weather, it’s always easier to purchase anything pre-made versus making it from scratch. Let’s face it, standing over a hot stove watching a boiling pot of water to make pasta is the last thing anyone wants to do when the temperatures are soaring to over 90 degrees. Costco has made it easy by preparing a Greek pasta salad to take home and serve.
Made with large rigatoni pasta, this salad is created using strips of skinless rotisserie chicken that has been shredded into large strips. This is very convenient since this warehouse store already prepares and sells cooked rotisserie chicken. The major ingredients include large grape tomatoes, Greek Kalamata Olives, chunks of Feta Cheese, artichokes, and red onion. Tossed together with a blend of olive oil and vinegar, the cold pasta salad is the perfect meal on a hot evening.
Packed in bulk style, a single package is more than enough for a family of four. Singles and couples will have multiple meals from one container and at $3.99 per pound the average container costs approximately $10.00 +/-. Where else can you go for dinner for that price? It’s a quick and easy meal to have anytime.
On the plus side, busy families will appreciate the convenience. A negative is the fact that some might feel this particular pasta salad is too greasy. The additional tub of salad dressing it’s packed with is probably overkill as it doesn’t really need it due to the olive oil the pasta salad is already tossed in.
Most people might think that Costco is the place to shop for bulk or multi-packaged items such as peanut butter, cereal and eggs, but forget the store often have items that are perfect for quick and easy meals. Typically, these pre-made meals require little to no prep or cook time. So after a long day at work and when the weather is too hot to turn on the oven, think about opening the refrigerator door and serving some Greek pasta salad from Costco.
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