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Greek Pasta Salad

Greek pasta salad that’s perfect for summer BBQs, picnics and a lunch to take along with you to work! Choose your favourite pasta, add chopped cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, olives and crumbled feta cheese. Stir together with a simple dressing made from minced garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, oregano and seasoning.

This pasta salad combines all my favourite Greek flavours into a tasty pasta salad perfect for summer. I love making this pasta recipe ready to take out for picnics or to serve as a side dish at a BBQ.

The best thing about this recipe is you can make it the night before and leave it in the fridge ready for the next day’s lunch or dinner. Each bowlful of this divine pasta salad is packed full of fresh sweet cherry tomatoes, tangy red onion, refreshing cucumber and salty crumbled feta. Serve alongside lemon chicken, souvlaki or some fried halloumi cheese for an amazing Greek feast!

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Greek Pasta Salad

Greek pasta salad that's perfect for summer BBQs, picnics and a lunch to take along with you to work! Choose your favourite pasta, add chopped cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, olives and crumbled feta cheese. Stir together with a simple dressing made from minced garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, oregano and seasoning.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Author What Jessica Baked Next

Ingredients

  • 500 g tortelloni pasta or any pasta shape of your choice I use spinach and ricotta
  • 1/2 large cucumber chopped into small pieces
  • 225 g tomatoes chopped into small chunks - if using cherry tomatoes, just half
  • 1 small red onion finely diced
  • 70 g kalamata or black olives halved
  • 150 g feta cheese crumbled

Pasta Dressing:

  • 80 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 large lemon juice only
  • 1 clove of garlic finely minced (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cook your chosen pasta shape according to the packet instructions. Once cooked, drain and cool with cold running water. Drain again before setting aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, oregano, and salt and pepper. Add the chopped cucumber, tomato, red onion, olives and the cooked pasta. Crumble in theΒ feta and stir through to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  • This pasta is best served chilled, the longer time it can sit the better the flavour. The pasta will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.

More savoury Greek recipes to try next!

Mum’s famous Greek Stifado

Roasted Vegetable Couscous

Greek Pita Bread

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33 thoughts on “Greek Pasta Salad

  1. I absolutely love orzo salads in the summer…and then with all of the awesome Greek additions, I suspect that this one is going to become a new favorite! Thanks for sharing, Jess!

  2. Love a nice healthy pasta salad! I’ve never used orzo before but I bet it’s great in pasta salad! Looks just perfect for a picnic and love the addition of fresh thyme!

  3. Lovely salad, Jessica! There’s nothing like orzo with fresh ingredients. It’s the perfect summer meal. Great post!

  4. How did you know that Greek salad was my favorite salad ever?! I could probably eat it all summer and never get sick of it! I just saw some gluten free orzo at the store that I’ve been meaning to buy, I guess I need to go back and pick some up asap!

  5. just posted a greek recipe myself, so I am obv loving the flavor combinations here!!!!

  6. Greek salad is one of my fav things in the world! And I’m kinda nuts about orzo so this salad is definitely calling out to me! Wishing I had a huge bowlful in front me right now! πŸ˜‰

  7. I make a Greek orzo pasta salad similar to this, and it’s one of my favorites. It’s always guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser, so I love taking it to barbecues or gatherings. This looks delicious, Jessica! πŸ™‚

  8. Hey Jess, I love this Greek salad that you prepared. I am Greek myself do you think some olives would be a good fit here? Have a great day πŸ™‚

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