Costco Summer Fresh Greek Penne Pasta Feta Salad Review

Greek Pasta Salad from Costco, perfect for a summer barbecue, tasty but it has a ton of oil!

Costco Summer Fresh Greek Penne Pasta Feta Salad
Costco Summer Fresh Greek Penne Pasta Feta Salad

Does anyone else miss the Costco Kirkland Signature Mediterranean Pasta Salad that they use to carry in the deli department? That was one of our favorite items to buy from the deli. We’d bake some chicken and add extra vegetables to make a filling and delicious dinner. My Costco is no longer carrying it so when I saw this Summer Fresh Greek Penne Pasta Feta Salad I decided to give it a try to see if it compares at all to the Kirkland Signature one.

I’ve also tried the Summer Fresh Seven Grain Salad from Costco. The Stonemill Kitchens Homestyle Red Potato Salad from Costco. The Costco Kirkland Signature Caesar Salad, Good Foods Tzatziki Chicken Salad, Kirkland Signature Southwest Style Salad, Kirkland Signature Quinoa Salad and the Kirkland Signature Chicken Salad.

This can be found in the deli section at Costco by the meats, cheeses, dips and other salads. The item number is 1416887.

Costco Summer Fresh Greek Penne Pasta Feta Salad
Costco Summer Fresh Greek Penne Pasta Feta Salad

Taste

This gets a thumbs up for taste! Sean and I both thought it was pretty good and I sent some over to my parents and they really liked it too. The penne pasta is cooked just right for a pasta salad, not too soft and not at all hard, perfectly al-dente.

The salad contains penne pasta, feta cheese, green bell peppers, tomatoes, vinegar, herbs and spices and tons of oil! The bottom of the pasta salad container had so much oil pooling that I used a slotted spoon to drain the oil from the pasta salad when serving it.

The green peppers and tomatoes were nice and fresh tasting, the feta was salty and delicious and the seasoning was on point. The only thing is I wish it didn’t have as much oil.

Costco Summer Fresh Greek Penne Pasta Feta Salad
Costco Summer Fresh Greek Penne Pasta Feta Salad

Cost

I paid $7.99 Canadian for the 1.2 kg container of pasta salad. Pretty reasonable, definitely not overpriced!
Costco Summer Fresh Greek Penne Pasta Feta Salad Ingredients
Costco Summer Fresh Greek Penne Pasta Feta Salad Ingredients

Convenience

This Costco Summer Fresh Greek Penne Pasta Feta Salad is very versatile! You can have it for lunch on it’s own, serve it at a summer barbecue with hot dogs or burgers, serve it as a side with some chicken or steak. The possibilites are endless.

The pasta salad needs to be kept refrigerated and it’s recommended you finish it within five days of opening it. The best before date was about three weeks from the date we purchased it but that’s only if it’s unopened. Once it’s opened that changes to five days.

Costco Summer Fresh Greek Penne Pasta Feta Salad Nutritional Information
Costco Summer Fresh Greek Penne Pasta Feta Salad Nutritional Information

Nutrition

The amount of oil in the salad increases the amount of fat and calories. One cup is 300 calories, 21 grams of fat, 22 grams of carbohydrates, two grams of fibre, two grams of sugar, five grams of protein and 390 mg of sodium.

The ingredients list is relatively short but I really wish instead of canola oil they used olive oil in the pasta salad.

Scoring

Taste: 7.5/10

Cost: 8/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 3/10

Overall

Give it a try!

If you’re a pasta salad fan like I am and miss the Kirkland Signature Mediterranean Pasta Salad I recommend trying this!

Have you tried this? What did you think? Share in the comments!


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