Greek Pasta Salad
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5 from 7 votes

Greek Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta salad is a fast and easy side dish that’s perfect for summer barbecues and potlucks! Salty feta cheese and Kalamata olives balance sweet tomatoes, while cucumbers add a crunchy texture.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword: greek pasta salad
Servings: 12
Calories: 306kcal
Author: Jennifer Farley

Ingredients

  • 1 pound rotini or fusilli pasta
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice (approximately 1 - 1 1/2 lemons)
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh oregano, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Italian flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups English cucumber, seeded and diced
  • 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2/3 cup red onion, finely diced (approximately 1/2 small red onion)
  • 1 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and halved
  • 1 cup good quality Feta cheese, crumbled

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil. Add the pasta and cook according to package instructions. Remove from heat, drain and rinse. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl or large liquid measuring cup, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, garlic, oregano, parsley, salt and pepper.
  • In a large bowl, combine the pasta, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, olives, feta, and dressing, gently tossing to combine. Taste; add more salt and pepper if desired. 
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Notes

If possible, I recommend buy a block of feta cheese packed in brine and then crumbling it by hand. I think the flavor is so much better! However, the recipe will still work with pre-crumbled cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 415mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5.3% | Vitamin C: 6.2% | Calcium: 8.1% | Iron: 4.5%