Greek Pasta Salad


This perfectly chilled pasta salad is robust with Greek flavor. There is no shortage of olives, feta, and tomatoes.

Greek Pasta Salad
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
35 mins
Chill Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 35 mins
10 cups


  • 12 ounce dried mostaccioli or penne pasta

  • 2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered

  • 1 medium cucumber, halved lengthwise and sliced (1 1/2 cups)

  • ½ cup sliced green onions (4)

  • cup pitted kalamata olives, halved

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • ½ cup lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil, crushed

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh oregano or 2 teaspoons dried oregano, crushed

  • 4 - 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese (4 ounces)

  • Fresh oregano leaves (optional)


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain again. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in tomatoes, cucumber, green onions, and olives.

  2. For dressing, in a screw-top jar combine oil, lemon juice, basil, snipped or dried oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cover and shake well. Drizzle dressing over pasta mixture; toss gently to coat. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.

  3. Before serving, sprinkle salad with cheese. Garnish with oregano leaves.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

137 Calories
7g Fat
15g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 137
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 120mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 114mg 2%
Folate, total 48.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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