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A colorful bowl of Greek salad with feta cheese in a white bowl.
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Greek Pasta Salad with Feta Cheese

This colorful, fresh pasta salad makes a wonderful BBQ, or cookout salad that you can easily make or prep ahead of time. Loaded with vibrant flavor thanks to the homemade Greek dressing, this recipe is incredibly easy and a crowd-pleaser!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Feta pasta salad, Greek Pasta Salad, Greek Pasta Salad with Feta
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 62cal
Cost: $7

Equipment

  • chef's knife
  • Cutting board
  • garlic press
  • Mixing & storing bowls
  • 6 quart stock pot
  • Colander
  • Stovetop

Ingredients

Greek Dressing

  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • tablespoons  lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh basil chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Shallots minced
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¾ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • teaspoon fresh-cracked black pepper

Greek Pasta Salad

  • 16 ounces rotini pasta boiled until al dente
  • 1 large red bell pepper cored, seeded, chopped
  • 1 cup cucumbers peeled, chopped
  • ½ cup red onion diced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • ½ cup feta cheese crumbled
  • ½ cup Kalamata olives optional
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil chopped

Instructions

Dressing

  • Add oil, vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, mustard, and spices to a small bowl, and whisk to combine.
  • Store dressing in an air-tight glass jar for up to one week in the refrigerator. Shake before using.

Greek Salad

  • Bring a stockpot with water to a boil, and cook pasta according to the package instructions. Once done, rinse pasta with cool water, and strain in the colander.
  • Add all the chopped veggies to the pasta as well as the cheese, and dressing; toss to combine. 
  • Store the salad in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to fully marinade.   

Notes

Nutritional values may vary and are meant to be a guide. 
Storage:
This recipe will last up to 5 days when stored properly in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You may need to remix the salad to incorporate the flavors.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 62cal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 6mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg