Greek pasta salad is a tangy and fresh side dish that is perfect for a picnic or potluck.
There is just something about the fresh veggies and tanginess that just (1) tastes like a party in my mouth and (2) feels so good in my body. 🎉💃🏼
This Greek pasta salad uses one of my existing, tried and true recipes: Greek red wine vinaigrette. It tastes amazing on this, and ties everything together!
This dish is vegetarian, but it is very easy to modify to be vegan if you don’t mind leaving off the cheese…or if you don’t like feta cheese. It is still really delicious.
But just for the record: I LOVE mine with feta cheese! Yum😍👌🏻
It totally makes it, in my humble opinion. Greek pasta salad goes great with everything from deli sandwiches to grilled chicken or fish. The possibilities are endless.
Here are the ingredients that I put in my Greek pasta salad recipe. So simple, and bursting with tons of fresh flavor.
The sum of these ingredients is definitely greater than the parts too.😍
I love using pasta spirals/ rotini/ fusilli for this recipe. This shape just seems to hold onto the dressing really well.
But! Feel free to use another cut of pasta. Some suggestions: penne and farfalle/ bowtie pasta both work great in this recipe. Macaroni would also work really well too.
Tools Used to Make Greek Pasta Salad
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- Large pot to cook the pasta
- Mason jar or dressing shaker
- Large mixing bowl
- Knife and cutting board
Greek Pasta Salad Recipe
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Greek Pasta Salad
Greek pasta salad is a tangy and fresh dish that is perfect for a picnic or potluck.
- 1 box (12-ounce box) of tri-color rotini pasta (cooked to package instruction and cooled)
- 1 pint baby grape tomatoes, halved
- 1 large cucumber, sliced
- 1 6 ounce bottle pitted kalamata olives (drained)
- fresh basil for garnish
- Feta cheese crumbles for garnish (Hint: You can serve extra on the side for individual portions if you want.)
- Greek Red Wine Vinagrette (I used about 2/3 of what the recipe makes)
Add the pasta, cucumber, tomatoes, olives and Greek red wine vinaigrette to a large mixing bowl, and toss together.
Top with fresh bail and feta cheese. (Hint: I always serve extra feta cheese on the side)
Don't forget to generously salt that pasta water when you are cooking your pasta!
Note: Greek pasta salad originally appeared on A Pinch of Healthy April 25, 2017. It has been updated with new photos.