This creamy Greek pasta salad is out of this world. This Greek pasta salad is perfect for any occasion, make with cooked pasta, fresh veggies, olives, and homemade Mediterranean Greek pasta salad dressing.
This Greek pasta salad is colorful, full of flavor, and super easy to throw together. Your friends and family will love this Greek pasta salad, it been a family favorite for years and we’re excited to share with you this easy and delicious recipe!
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What you will need for this recipe:
Pasta– use any kind of your favorite pasta, we used Farfalle pasta.
Cucumber– use fresh cucumber for this recipe.
Cherry tomatoes– we love using fresh Roma cherry tomatoes for this recipe.
Red onion– use fresh red onion.
Black Olives– use your favorite brand of black olives.
Feta cheese– we like to top our pasta salad with feta cheese.
Greek pasta salad dressing:
Olive oil– to make the salad dressing, we used olive oil. Canola oil or vegetable oil will work as well.
Lemon juice– squeeze fresh lemon and add it to the dressing.
Spices– for spices, we used kosher salt, black pepper, and granulated sugar.
Fresh garlic– use freshly grated garlic for the dressing.
How to make Greek pasta salad:
1. Pre-make the pasta- boil in hot water with 1 tbsp of salt.
2. Make the dressing: add olive oil, lemon juice, sugar, salt, and black pepper. Mix well with a spoon.
3. Great fresh garlic and add it to the dressing, mix well.
4. In a big bowl, add the cooked pasta.
5. Wash and cut the cucumber into small pieces, cut the cherry tomatoes in half, and cut the red onion into small pieces.
6. Add the cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red onion, and black olives. Mix well with a wooden spoon.
7. Pour the dressing on top of the salad. Mix well until well combined.
8. Top with feta cheese and mix. (optional)
Frequently asked questions:
How long will this Greek pasta salad last?
This pasta salad will last for 3-5 days in the fridge, stored in an airtight container.
How to serve Greek pasta salad?
Serve pasta salad at a picnic, barbecue, or party. This recipe fits any type of occasion. Serve this pasta salad next to your favorite protein, next to a grilled chicken, hamburger, tofu, etc.
serve it by itself! This Greek pasta salad is filled with fresh vegetables, carbs from the pasta, and healthy fats from the olive oil. This recipe makes a perfect brunch, lunch, or dinner!
Can I serve this pasta salad with another dressing?
Yes! This pasta salad fits well with a lot of different flavors. You can serve it with Italian dressing, middle eastern dressing, lemon dressing, red wine dressing, etc.
Can I use whole grain pasta for this recipe?
Yes! You can use any kind of your favorite pasta kinds and pasta shapes., like chickpea pasta, brown rice pasta, spinach pasta, quinoa pasta, etc.
Can I make this Greek pasta salad with chicken?
Yes! This recipe works great with chicken. Roast or cook chicken breast, seasoned with salt and pepper, then slice it into small slices and mix it with the pasta salad.
Can I make this Greek pasta salad vegan?
Yes. It is very easy to make this recipe vegan, simply replace the feta cheese with vegan feta cheese, or don’t use cheese at all.
Can I prepare the pasta salad in advance?
Yes, pre-make the pasta a day or two ahead, cut the veggies a day or two ahead, make the dressing a day or two ahead. When ready to serve, throw the pasta, veggies, and the dressing together, mix well, and serve!
More pasta salads to try:
Spinach Pasta Salad– This Spinach Pasta Salad is made with fresh spinach, feta, red onion, cherry tomatoes, and freshly made pasta combined together with a simple homemade salad dressing makes the perfect refreshing and filling summery pasta salad.