Easy Greek Pasta Salad


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Greek Pasta Salad is an easy side, perfect to prep ahead and a hit at every party or potluck! Tender pasta, ripe juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, feta cheese and olives are tossed in a Greek dressing for the perfect make ahead side dish.  

We often add grilled chicken to make it a complete meal marinated in our favorite Greek Dresssing for a full meal!

Greek Pasta Salad in a bowl with feta, olives, cucumbers and tomatoes

I’m a huge fan of Greek Salad, it’s easy and fresh and it’s one of those recipes where I always seem to have the ingredients on hand.

The very first time I had a Greek Salad, it was made by my friend Lisa way back in 1997 when she brought it to a barbecue at my house.

Once I’d had it that first time, we started having Greek salad every week or more! As much as I love a good Greek salad, I’m also kind of crazy for pasta salad (Dill Pickle Pasta Salad or Hawaiian Pasta Salad anyone?).

Ingredients for Greek Pasta Salad in a bow ready to be tossed including tomatoes, feta, olives, cucumbers and rotini noodles

I started playing around with the my original Greek Salad recipe and made it into a pasta salad.  The combination of ripe juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, red onions, feta cheese, olives and pasta tossed with a delicious greek dressing is crazy good and makes the perfect meal or side dish!

How to Make Greek Pasta Salad

  1. Cook your pasta al dente and rinse under cold water to stop cooking.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, wash and chop your fresh veggies
  3. Combine everything in a large bowl and toss with dressing, chill before serving!  So easy right?

What Veggies go into a Greek Pasta Salad?

  • cucumbers
  • tomatoes
  • red onions
  • bell peppers
  • olives

Pouring dressing over a greek pasta salad with tomatoes, cucumbers and feta cheese.

Of course you can prepare a homemade dressing for this recipe but using a store bought Greek dressing makes it really quick to make and tastes delicious! This recipe is loaded with veggies and we often use a whole wheat pasta and a light Greek dressing to make a this a healthy Greek pasta salad.

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Greek Pasta Salad is an easy side to prep ahead and a hit at every party or potluck! Pasta, ripe juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, feta cheese and olives are tossed in a Greek dressing for the perfect make ahead dish. We often add grilled chicken to make it a perfect meal.

If your family finds the red onion has a little bit too much bite you can soak it in ice water with a pinch of salt as you’re preparing the rest of the ingredients. Shake for 10 seconds, drain and repeat if needed.

This salad will hold up in the fridge for about 5 days so it’s the perfect school or work lunch and is a great make ahead dish for a barbecue or potluc!

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Review Recipe

Greek Pasta Salad

Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Holly N.
Course Pasta, Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Greek Pasta Salad is an easy side, perfect to prep ahead and a hit at every party or potluck! Tender pasta, ripe juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, feta cheese and olives are tossed in a Greek dressing for the perfect make ahead side dish. We often add grilled chicken to make it a complete meal.

Ingredients

  • 16 oz short pasta (rotini, bow ties, penne)
  • 3/4 long english cucumber , diced
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes , halved
  • 1 bell pepper (red or orange), diced
  • 1/2 cup sliced pitted olives
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese , cubed
  • 1/3 cup red onion , diced
Dressing
  • 1 cup bottled greek vinaigrette dressing
OR
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • salt & pepper to taste

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Instructions

  1. Whisk together dressing ingredients.
  2. Cook pasta al dente according to package directions. Rinse under cold water.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Add dressing and toss.
  4. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 328, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 163mg, Potassium: 236mg, Carbohydrates: 32g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Protein: 6g, Vitamin A: 705%, Vitamin C: 18.9%, Calcium: 52%, Iron: 0.9%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword greek pasta salad

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This easy Greek Pasta Salad is quick to make and delicious to eat! Loaded with feta and fresh veggies, its perfect to serve it as a side with chicken or on its own for lunch on the go!
This easy Greek Pasta Salad is quick to make and delicious to eat! Loaded with feta and fresh veggies, its perfect to serve it as a side with chicken or on its own for lunch on the go!
This easy Greek Pasta Salad is quick to make and delicious to eat! Loaded with feta and fresh veggies, its perfect to serve it as a side with chicken or on its own for lunch on the go!

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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