Greek Pasta Salad

This delicious Greek Pasta Salad is filled with rotini pasta, tomatoes, cucumber, olives, and feta cheese and is covered in a tasty greek dressing! It’s our new go-to pasta salad and is perfectly light and refreshing.

Refreshing pasta salads are a must in the summer time. The Greek flavors in this recipe are so unique, similar to the asian flavors in asian noodle salad, or the mexican flavors in taco pasta salad!

Greek Pasta Salad in a white bowl

Pasta Salad with Feta

I have always enjoyed pasta salad and salad recipes but find myself craving them more in the Spring and Summer months. We have the go-to salads and pasta dishes we’ve made for years but being on a Greek-food kick, I wanted to try a Greek Pasta Salad version.

Many of the ingredients that you can typically find in Greek food includes:

  • olives
  • herbs
  • feta (my favorite!!)
  • tomatoes

I wanted to make sure all of these and more were in the recipe to give it all the Greek flavor I love so much! We added some cilantro, cucumbers, our favorite tri-color rotini and a delicious Greek dressing.

The result was amazing and had so much flavor that we knew others would love it too.

Dressing is key

Using the perfect dressing is key for this Greek Pasta. You can find loads of different options at the store, but my current favorite is this Light Greek Vinaigrette from Cardini’s. It’s not too heavy but has all the delicious flavor that comes in a Greek dressing.

Having said that, I’d love to hear what your current favorite Greek dressings are. Whether it’s more of a dressing or vinaigrette, it should enhance all of the flavors already found in this pasta dish, and we hope you like it as much as we did. 😉

Greek Pasta Salad Recipe in a white bowl

Additions and substitutions:

This recipe is my favorite version of Greek Pasta Salad, but you can easily add, subtract or substitute some of your favorite ingredients. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Add: grilled chicken, shrimp
  • Add: red onion, sun dried tomatoes, green/red peppers, chickpeas, pepperchinis
  • Feta substitute: other greek cheeses include: Graviera, Mizithra, Anthotiro, Manour, Ricotta, Halloumi, Goat Cheese
  • Rotini substitute: use other bite sized pasta such as penne, elbow, shell, ziti ,

One of the reasons I love this salad is you can make it ahead of time and store it covered in the fridge. I’d also recommend saving a portion of the dressing to add just before serving.  If you have any leftovers store them in the fridge in an airtight container for 3-5 days.

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Greek Pasta Salad Recipe

5 from 1 vote
This delicious Greek Pasta Salad is filled with rotini pasta, tomatoes, cucumber, olives, and feta cheese and is covered in a tasty greek dressing! It's our new go-to pasta salad and is perfectly light and refreshing.
Course Salad
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 250 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 3 cups tri-colored rotini pasta uncooked
  • 1 cup Crumbled Feta cheese
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup cucumbers chopped
  • 1/2 cup black olives sliced
  • 1 cup Greek dressing
  • cilantro

Instructions
 

  • Cook rotini according the package directions. Let cool.
  • Add pasta and remaining ingredients in a bowl and toss. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. ENJOY!

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. We have the same “discussion” about when to celebrate my Grand daughter’s birthday. I say she was born the day after Feb 28, thus March 1. Others have that “birthday in February” thought. We are all just glad she is happy, healthy, and a truly lovely child. Thank you for all the great recipes.

  2. I Cant Imagine That We Make A salad With pasta and More especially That How Much Tasty is this Great Thank To The Owner of This Recipe

  3. What is the garnish on the top? Parsley? Cilantro? I kept looking for where that was mentioned, but couldn’t find it.

    1. You can find it in your grocery store & I am sure there are recipes for Greek dressing. I would look on pinterest 🙂