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Greek Pasta Salad

This refreshing pasta salad is great as a side at your backyard BBQ, or a picnic lunch in the park.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Resting Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: lunch, lunch ideas, lunch salad bowl, pasta dish, pasta salad, salad, salad dressing
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 326kcal


For the pasta salad

  • 1 16 oz. box bow-tie pasta or any other short pasta
  • 2 cups diced English cucumber
  • 1 cup diced red onion about 1/2 an onion
  • 2 cups halved grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced pitted kalamata olives

For the Greek vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt


  • Fill a large pot halfway with water and bring it to a boil.
  • Once boiling, add the bow-tie pasta and cook for 10 minutes. While the pasta is cooking, prep your cucumber, grape tomatoes, red onion, and kalamata olives.
  • Drain in a colander and run cold water over the pasta to cool it off.
  • Add the cooled pasta, cucumber, grape tomatoes, red onion, olives, and feta cheese to a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, oregano, and garlic salt.
  • Pour in the greek vinaigrette and stir the pasta salad so the dressing is fully incorporated.
  • Place the pasta salad in the fridge and cool for at least one hour.