Greek Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta Salad

The perfect bright and refreshing pasta salad! It's jam packed with veggies and bits of tangy feta and coated with a delicious herb Greek Vinaigrette Dressing.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Greek Pasta Salad
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 344 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 oz.) box Barilla Rotini
  • 1 English cucumber, sliced into half moons (2 cups)
  • 1 pint (2 cups) grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced then rinsed to remove harsh bite (scant 1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup pitted black olives, sliced*
  • 1 green pepper (seeds removed), chopped (1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 5 oz. feta, crumbled (heaping 1 cup)

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp honey
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Prepare the dressing by whisking together extra-virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, oregano, basil, garlic, honey and salt in a medium mixing bowl, set aside.

  2. Cook pasta to al dente according to package instructions, then drain and place on a tray until cool.

  3. Meanwhile add cucumber, tomatoes, onions, black olives, bell pepper and parsley to a large bowl.

  4. Add cooled pasta to bowl, whisk dressing once more then pour over mixture in bowl. Toss then add in feta and toss again. 

  5. Thin mixture with up to 1/4 cup water. Chill up to 1 day if desired or serve right away.

  6. *1/2 cup sliced kalamata olives may be subsituted

  7. Recipe source: Cooking Classy