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A white bowl filled with Greek pasta salad.
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Greek Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta Salad is full of tender al dente pasta, crunchy veggies, feta cheese, and a homemade dressing that is bursting with flavors of lemon, garlic, olive oil, and Greek herbs. This cold pasta salad is just the thing for a hot summer day or for taking to a potluck!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 307kcal
Author: Amy Nash

Ingredients

Salad

  • 8 ounces bowtie pasta
  • 1 ½ cups grape tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1 English cucumber sliced into half-circles
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • ½ small red onion diced
  • ½ cup Kalamata olives drained
  • cup feta cheese crumbed or cubed
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

Vinaigrette

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to the package directions for al dente pasta. Drain well and rinse with cold water.
  • While the pasta cooks, chop the vegetables and add them to a large bowl.
  • Combine all of the dressing ingredients in a jar with a lid and shake well.
  • Add the rinsed and drained pasta to the bowl with the vegetables, olives, feta cheese, and parsley. Pour the dressing over the salad, tossing to coat everything evenly.
  • If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was in the comments or ratings!

Notes

  • Storage: This pasta salad keeps well for 3-5 days in the fridge, although you might want to reserve some of the dressing to add later since the pasta absorbs quite a bit of the dressing over time.
  • Al dente pasta: Be sure not to overcook the pasta. Not only will it turn mushy, but it will also absorb more of the dressing if it is overdone. Just follow the package directions for al dente pasta, then drain immediately once it's done.
  • Add a protein: Make more of a meal out of this by adding some chopped, grilled chicken and grilled shrimp to it.

Nutrition

Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 431mg | Potassium: 263mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 584IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 1mg