Garlicky Greek Spaghetti Toss


My kind of food!! I absolutely love Greek and Mediterranean food, there’s just so much fresh, flavorful goodness in it. And this Garlicky Greek Spaghetti Toss is no exception to that, it’s so easy to make yet is so perfectly delicious! Plus, this is a dish that can be ready in about 20 minutes! Just boil spaghetti, then chop the fresh ingredients while it’s boiling, quickly saute the garlic in the olive oil to remove the harsh bite and toss it all together and tadahhhh dinners ready! Yes ma’am (and yes sir)!

Garlicky Greek Spaghetti Toss

This is the perfect meal for busy weeknights, I really appreciated the fact that it came together so quickly. I also really appreciated the fact that it’s packed with fresh tomatoes – tomatoes are one of my favorite ingredients. And I loved that the hot pasta just cooked them ever so lightly.


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Tender spaghetti noodles, an abundance of lightly sweet tomatoes, zesty olives, tangy feta, salty capers, lots of fresh herby flavor and garlicky, robust, extra-virgin olive oil – can’t go wrong with this one can you?? Pretty sure that’s a big NO!

Garlicky Greek Spaghetti Toss


Garlicky Greek Spaghetti Toss

5 from 2 votes

Yield: About 5 servings


  • 12 oz . dry spaghetti
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp minced fresh garlic (about 4 cloves)
  • 1 1/2 lbs roma tomatoes , seeded and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup black olives , sliced
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives , sliced
  • 5 oz . feta cheese , crumbled
  • 3 Tbsp drained capers
  • 1/4 cup finely minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil ribbons


  1. Cook spaghetti in boiling salted water according to directions on package. When pasta is nearly finished heat olive oil in a small skillet or saucepan over medium-low heat. Add garlic and saute until just lightly golden, about 1 minute.
  2. Drain pasta and pour into a large serving bowl or mixing bowl. Pour olive oil and garlic mixture over pasta. Add in tomatoes, black olives, kalamata olives, feta, capers and parsley then toss to evenly coat while seasoning with salt and pepper to taste. Toss in basil and serve.
  3. Recipe source: adapted from Food and Wine

Recipe Notes

Be sure to have ingredients chopped and ready so you can add them in while the pasta is hot.

Greek Spaghetti


  • Deborah @ The Harvest Kitchen: Never met a noodle I didn’t love! I love the ingredients in this salad!! May 2, 2017 at 7:43am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Well said Deborah :)! May 2, 2017 at 10:44am Reply

  • Laura: This is tonight’s dinner with some spinach and feta chicken sausage. I love that it is so quick and easy but, still pretty,healthy and delicious! I made the Moroccan Chicken and couscous with roasted vegetables and it was sooo good, even the picky 8 yr. old loved it. Thank you so much for all of the awesome recipes, whenever I get stuck for ideas I just browse through your blog and end up with a great meal. May 2, 2017 at 9:48am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Laura! Glad you have loved the recipes! May 2, 2017 at 10:35am Reply

  • Paige: This looks amazing! I need this in my life!

    Paige May 2, 2017 at 12:43pm Reply

  • Sara @ Last Night’s Feast: Yum! This looks amazing May 2, 2017 at 3:03pm Reply

  • Medha @ Whisk & Shout: This looks so delicious! You’ve got me craving pasta at 9am :) Pinning! May 3, 2017 at 7:00am Reply

  • The Rooster: This looks amazing. On my list to make as soon as it warms up around here. Love your BLOG!
    check me out sometime!! May 9, 2017 at 5:13pm Reply

  • Nick Stamoulis: Looks delicious! So many people prefer to stay away from garlic but I say bring it on! I love it. May 19, 2017 at 12:34pm Reply

  • Christy K: I made this dish for a girls dinner with a few tweets. I substituted bow tie pasta for the spaghetti. Omitted the capers and olives and used cherry tomatoes for tomatoes. I served alongside my rosemary chicken accompanied with pita and hummus and my friends went gaga over dinner. The fresh basil is key to the dish. This is an easy, fresh and delicious summertime meal. July 17, 2017 at 6:17am Reply

  • Dana: I am assuming you can eat this warm or cold like a salad? I just made it and am waiting for it to get cold. It just seems it will be realky good cold. Or chilled August 19, 2017 at 4:20pm Reply

  • Kelly: Made this tonight and it was great!! Added an arugula salad which went very well with it! Thank you! August 21, 2017 at 6:13pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for reporting back! Glad you loved it! August 23, 2017 at 11:32am Reply

  • Gregg: This was GREAT! September 22, 2017 at 1:15pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked it Gregg! Thanks for your review! September 22, 2017 at 8:45pm Reply

  • Lisa: What a fantastic meal. Love the fresh ingredients and so easy. It was delicious served warm but I can’t wait to try the leftovers tomorrow as a cold dish. February 21, 2018 at 6:44pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad it was enjoyed – thanks for leaving a review! February 22, 2018 at 6:14pm Reply

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