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This amazing recipe for Greek pasta salad is the gold standard of easy-to-make potluck salads. It's colorful, crunchy, a little salty, and a whole lot of refreshing. When was the last time you had a pasta salad that was actually refreshing?

Greek Pasta Salad

This amazing recipe for Greek pasta salad is the gold standard of easy-to-make potluck salads. It's colorful, crunchy, a little salty, and a whole lot of refreshing. When was the last time you had a pasta salad that was actually refreshing?

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Greek
Keyword pasta, salad, vegetables
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 438 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound rotini or other small pasta
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 8 ounces (about 3) Persian cucumbers diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion sliced
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes halved lengthwise
  • 1 (8 ounce) chunk feta cheese cubed
  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives

Instructions

  1. To cook the pasta, bring 4 quarts water and 1 tablespoon salt to a boil.
  2. Add pasta and cook according to package instructions, about 7 to 10 minutes.
  3. Drain well and rinse with cold water.
  4. Meanwhile, to make the dressing, in a small bowl whisk oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
  5. In a large bowl, combine cooked pasta, cucumbers, onion, tomatoes, feta, and olives.
  6. Drizzle with dressing.
  7. Toss gently until uniformly combined and serve.