THE BEST GREEK PASTA SALAD RECIPE
This is The Best Greek Pasta Salad recipe is full of fresh veggies and tossed in the BEST greek dressing! Perfect side dish for every party or potluck!
EASY GREEK PASTA SALAD
This Greek Pasta Salad is the perfect accompaniment to any outdoor summer BBQ. You’ll be the hit of the party when you bring along this side dish!
Summer is almost here…and you know what that means? It’s time to start making all those outdoor BBQ plans!
While I love attending and hanging out with all my friends, I also love prepping and preparing side dishes to take as well. One of my favorite, no-fail hits is this Greek Pasta Salad recipe.
Even though it has noodles in it, it still tastes so light and fresh! Plus, when you add in those sweet red onions and tasty black olives…seriously, so good!
Who says your salad even has to have lettuce in it?
And want in on a little secret? If you make this simple side dish a tad bit ahead of time, the flavors and dressing stand out even more! I’m not saying this is true…but I’ve been known to chow down on these leftovers for days after I’ve made this delicious dish.
Kick off the summer BBQ season right with this super simple and delicious Greek Pasta Salad. It’s certain to be the hit of the party!
GREEK PASTA SALAD INGREDIENTS
- tri-colored rotini pasta
- crumbled Feta Cheese
- cherry tomatoes
- sliced black olives
- purple onion
GREEK SALAD DRESSING INGREDIENTS
- kalamata olives
- lemon juice
- black pepper
- red wine vinegar
- extra-virgin olive oil
HOW TO MAKE GREEK PASTA SALAD
To make this greek pasta salad, simply:
STEP 1: In a large pot, cook rotini noodles according to the package directions. Let cool.
STEP 2: In a small bowl or large measuring cup, mix kalamata olives, garlic, oregano, lemon juice, salt, black pepper, red wine vinegar, and extra-virgin olive oil. Set aside.
STEP 3: In a large bowl, add pasta, feta cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, black olives, and onions.
STEP 4: Add dressing and toss.
STEP 5: Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.
CAN I MAKE PASTA SALAD THE NIGHT BEFORE?
YES! That’s why I love making pasta salad for a party because you can make it the night before, which means less work on the day of the party!
HOW LONG WILL PASTA SALAD LAST?
Typically, pasta salad will last at least 2 days. Sometimes, we eat it for 4-5 days but the tomatoes and cucumbers do start to get a little soggy.
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GREEK PASTA SALAD
- 3 cups tri-colored rotini pasta
- 1 cup Crumbled Feta Cheese
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 cup cucumbers, chopped
- ½ cup sliced black olives
- 1 purple onion sliced
GREEK SALAD DRESSING
- 2 tablespoons kalamata olives, minced
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons oregano, minced
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Salt, to taste
- Fresh-ground black pepper, to taste
- ½ cup red wine vinegar
- 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Cook rotini according to the package directions. Let cool.
- In a small bowl, mix kalamata olives, garlic, oregano, lemon juice, salt, black pepper, red wine vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil.
- In a large bowl, add pasta, feta cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, black olives, and onions.
- Add dressing and toss.
- Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 262 Total Fat: 22g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 17g Cholesterol: 11mg Sodium: 217mg Carbohydrates: 13g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Protein: 4g
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