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Greek pasta salad in a large glass bowl.
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Greek Pasta Salad

This is a delicious and easy Greek pasta salad recipe! Made with tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and pasta coated in a simple olive oil lemon dressing. A guaranteed hit at your next bbq or potluck!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 8
Calories: 390kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Gemelli pasta cooked al-dente
  • 1 cucumber sliced
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • 1 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives

Olive Oil Dressing

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • pinch of sugar optional

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta in boiling salted water according to package instructions. Drain the pasta and allow it to cool completely. 
  • In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, grated garlic, oregano, parsley, and lemon juice. Mix until well combined and season with salt and pepper. 
  • Add the cooled pasta and remaining ingredients to a large bowl. Toss with the olive oil mixture and season with salt and pepper. 
  • Serve immediately and enjoy! 

Notes

  • If you want to make this for your vegan friends, make sure to omit the Feta cheese.
  • Add a pinch of sugar or honey to the dressing to sweeten things up if you're not a fan of tangy dressings.
  • Feel free to include hard-boiled eggs, spicy peppers, or bacon.
  • Don't have olive oil? Use any type of oil you have on hand.
  • Season very generously with lots of salt and pepper for best results.
  • I prefer to serve this Greek pasta salad chilled or at room temperature but if you're in a rush you can serve it hot.
  • Don't have lemons? Use red wine vinegar instead.
  • If you don't have garlic cloves use 1 tsp of granulated garlic.

Nutrition

Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 246mg | Potassium: 299mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 348IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1mg