One of the hardest part about coming up with a recipe for me is actually giving the recipe a name. So after a few test runs with this recipe, after the photos were done and the recipe written out, I was stuck here with this “Greekish” pasta salad with no real name for it and everything that I came up with sounded silly.
So I turned to Facebook and my friends on my fan page came to the rescue. That’s where “Greek “Dill”-light Pasta Salad ” came from 🙂 (Thanks, Robin!) You know… it’s a Greek themed pasta salad, with dill and it’s a play on “Greek Delight Pasta Salad “. haha Ok, I loved it so there you have it. We have Greek “Dill”-light Pasta Salad!
Today’s I’m celebrating with Dreamfields because their 3rd Annual Pastapalooza Pasta Salad Celebration is going on right now! I had the chance to get to know Dreamfields at Mixed Con last year and they have made their way into our home as one of our “go-to” pasta brands. This is a big deal for me because normally when it comes to pasta I just go by the lowest price not the brand. So for a brand to grab my attention enough for me to search it out at the store means that they are a true winner here.
One of the things that we love about Dreamfields is that it has the same taste and texture as regular pasta but it has more fiber and fewer digestible carbohydrates (5g per serving!)
Which totally means that I can have more of this pasta salad without the guilt right? haha. I also feel less guilty about eating this because I make it with a greek yogurt base instead of a heavy mayo base! Go me! 😉
I went off of a recipe for a dill sauce that my friend Anne sent to me. I had to make the yogurt base a few times to get it to where I wanted it to be, but once I did it was so good!
Anne always has amazing ideas and she’s always sending me ideas and recipes that she uses in her kitchen for healthier eating. But… Anne measures nothing. 😉 So once I get all of these amazing recipes from her I head into my kitchen with my notebook, measuring cups and haul from the store to find out exactly what amounts I need to make something that BigBear and I will love.
Anne and I are pretty much the perfect team. We had been talking about Greek food and she was telling me how she makes her Greek Salads when I had a “YES!” moment and wrote myself a note to make that Greek salad.
But when Susan asked me if I would be a part of the celebration and that Dreamfields was looking for pasta salad recipes to celebrate their 3rd Annual Pastapalooza I knew exactly what I was going to do! Turn that Greek Salad and Greek Dressing into a pasta salad! It became my mission and I’m happy to say that I succeed 🙂
Although this pasta salad is more than enough to celebrate with, Dreamfields is giving away a whole case of Dreamfields pasta to one lucky reader!! Yep! That’s right! And it’s so easy to enter to win! Check out the recipe and then read below to enter!
Dreamfields is providing the prize for this giveaway and I have been compensated for my time, but as always the opinions in this post at 100% mine 🙂 We use Dreamfields at home and love the brand.