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!

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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?).

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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

Greek Pasta Salad with dressing being poured on

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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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!

Greek Pasta Salad with feta
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Easy Greek Pasta Salad

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.
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 12 servings
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Ingredients  

  • 16 ounces short pasta rotini, bow ties, penne
  • ¾ long english cucumber diced
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes halved
  • 1 bell pepper red or orange, diced
  • ½ cup sliced pitted olives
  • ½ cup feta cheese cubed
  • cup red onion diced

Dressing

  • 1 cup bottled greek vinaigrette dressing

OR

  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • cup olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions 

  • Whisk together dressing ingredients.
  • Cook pasta al dente according to package directions. Rinse under cold water.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Add dressing and toss.
  • Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 328 | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 705IU | Vitamin C: 18.9mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 0.9mg

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

Course Pasta, Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean

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  1. You used a recommended chopper from Amazon that I saw in your video. Could you please send me the link for this chopper? Thankyou.

  2. Easy, delicious, and budget-friendly Summertime pasta salad!

    I made it for the fam first, and am planning on bringing it to work for a potluck next week!5 stars

  3. Good option when it’s too hot to cook. I added in some diced, seasoned, sautéed chicken breast to make it a one pot meal. Thanks!4 stars