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Greek Pasta Salad Recipe is so easy and very frugal to prepare. Tons of veggies and pasta with the best flavor make this pasta salad recipe a family favorite.

Greek Pasta Salad with a serving on a wooden spoon
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I love pasta salad and trying new variations. Pasta Salads go with just about anything and make the perfect dish to bring to potlucks, BBQ’s and more. This easy Greek Pasta Salad Recipe can really feed a crowd on a budget.

If you love our Easy Greek Salad Recipe, you will love this Greek Pasta Salad.  All of the veggies, feta and dressing make this so delicious. Here are some other must try recipes – Mediterranean Pasta Salad, Salad Supreme Pasta Salad, Caprese Pasta Salad, Easy Macaroni Salad Recipe and Cold Pasta Salad Recipes.

Why We Love This Recipe

The pasta helps to stretch all of the ingredients and you can make a huge bowl for very little. Whenever I make this, everyone wants to know the recipe. Greek Pasta Salad is a must try and makes the perfect summer side dish recipe.

Make this recipe with all your favorite pasta salad ingredients and even enjoy the leftovers.

Ingredients

Greek Pasta Salad Ingredients - rotini pasta, english cucumbers, grape tomatoes, bell peppers, olives, feta cheese, red onion, greek vinaigrette dressing

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Variations Ideas

  • Pasta – Feel free to use any type of pasta variation such as penne or bowtie pasta. You can also make it with a gluten-free pasta.
  • Dressing – We love the Greek Vinaigrette Dressing, but you can use a Italian Dressing, red wine vinegar, or extra virgin olive oil.
  • Veggies – Add in vegetables that you prefer. Instead of grape tomatoes use cherry tomatoes, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, kalamata olives and garlic.

How to Make Greek Pasta Salad

  • Step 1 – Cook pasta until al dente in a large pot with salt. Rinse under cold water and cool completely.
Cooking pasta in a large pot of water
  • Step 2 – In a large bowl toss pasta, and all the other ingredients.
Cooked pasta in a bowl with feta cheese, orange bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, red onions, cucumber
  • Step 3 – Stir to combine.
  • Step 4 – Store, covered,  in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Serve topped with fresh squeezed lemon juice.

Recipe Tips

  • Cooking Pasta – Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package or to al dente in salted water. We like to prepare the pasta ahead of time so it is complete cool.
  • Vegetables – Cut the vegetables in bite size pieces so it is easy to serve.
  • Chill Pasta – Allow the pasta to chill for at least 2 hours after combining for the best taste.
Greek Pasta Salad in a bowl

Serving Suggestions

This pasta salad can be served for many occasion or just for a weeknight dinner. When serving, I like to stir in about ¼ cup extra dressing and sprinkle with more feta cheese. It looks fancier at a potluck and also enhances the flavor.

It is a delicious side with Easy Grilled Chicken Kabob Recipe or Grilled Balsamic Glazed Chicken.

It is also great with hamburgers and grilled hot dogs. This pasta salad is amazing with really anything.

Greek Pasta Salad in a bowl

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftover Pasta Salad

Typically pasta salad is good for 3-5 days in the refrigerator in a airtight container or mason jar.  I actually like to make the Greek Pasta Salad the night before to let the flavors blend.

Do You Rinse Pasta After Draining?

Yes, we recommend rinsing the pasta after draining. This helps to stop the pasta from cooking and removes the gummy texture.

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Greek Pasta Salad

5 from 6 votes
Greek Pasta Salad Recipe is so easy and frugal to prepare. Tons of veggies and pasta with the best flavor make this pasta salad recipe a family favorite. 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Refrigerate 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine Italian
Course Side Dish
Calories 271

Ingredients

  • 16 oz rotini pasta penne or bowtie will work too
  • 1 cup English cucumber diced
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes halved
  • 1 orange bell pepper red or green will work too
  • 1/2 cup pitted olives sliced
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced
  • 1 cup greek vinaigrette dressing
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Instructions

  • Cook pasta until al dente. Rinse under cold water and cool completely.
  • In a large bowl combine pasta, and all the other ingredients
  • Stir to combine.
  • Store, covered, in the refrigerator for atleast 2 hours. Serve.
  • Notes: I like to stir in about ¼ cup extra dressing right before I serve it and sprinkle with more feta just so it looks fancier at a potluck. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 271kcal, Carbohydrates 32g, Protein 6g, Fat 13g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 6mg, Sodium 162mg, Potassium 220mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 4g, Vitamin A 697IU, Vitamin C 19mg, Calcium 47mg, Iron 1mg

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