Easy Greek Pasta Salad

An easy and fresh Greek Pasta Salad perfect for hot summer days. This crowd-pleasing side dish is so good for your next BBQ or backyard party.

An easy and fresh Greek Pasta Salad perfect for hot summer days. This crowd-pleasing side dish is so good for your next BBQ or backyard party.

I really adore this recipe during the hot summer days and if you are a lover of Greek flavors, you will want to try this recipe. It has that zesty Greek flavor served with pasta and of course, let’s not forget the big chunks of feta cheese.

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My Everglade cherry tomatoes were just busting at the seams this year and this salad is perfect for those sweet little round balls of flavor.

If you are looking for a sweet cherry tomato plant that will produce with no worries about disease, try the Everglade Cherry Tomato variety. They grow from seed very, very easily, and will produce more than you will probably want. My neighbor always looks forward to when I bring him a bag full of those little red jewels. We had one plant growing inside an azalea plant and I’m pretty sure a squirrel carried one tomato over there the year before and dropped it. That plant grew so large, it just draped over the bush for several months before we pulled it up but not before we picked bowls full of tomatoes.

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The dressing is really easy to make and you can either use Greek Seasoning or you can follow my easy recipe below to make your own. This salad will last several days in the fridge and always makes a quick lunch. Be sure to let it chill in the fridge for at least 8 hours and keep cool if you are planning on serving outdoors. Try this Chill Bowl when serving salads outdoors to keep them cool

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5 from 12 votes

Greek Pasta Salad

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 16-oz box Penne pasta
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbsp Greek seasoning or your own
  • 3/4 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1-1/2 cups crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and cool.
  • Whisk together oil, juice, mayonnaise and Greek seasoning in a large bowl. Add cooked pasta, cut into halves.
  • Cover and refrigerate 8 hours before serving.
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Here is the recipe I make for Greek Seasoning which can also be used on grilled chicken. I store the seasoning in small jars in a cool dry place.

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Greek Seasoning

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Seasoning
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 tsp dried Greek oregano
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp dried dill weed
  • 1 tsp dried marjoram
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp ground thyme
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Store in tight container.
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Enjoy,

Tammy

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19 Comments

  1. Now this is a salad the family would enjoy. I have tons of cherry tomatoes from the garden. Pretty sure I have everything in the pantry to make this for tonight.

  2. Yum, I just love pasta salad! I’ll have to try this, only I can’t do olives. I’ve always thought they tasted off. But my son and husband like them, so I’d leave a portion without for me!5 stars

  3. I definitely needed something this weekend for a potluck. This would be a perfect way to have a delicious size to my meal. I can’t wait to try it it looks so good.

  4. Yum! I love cherry tomatoes and I think they go very well with this salad. The recipe looks simple but I can imagine that it tastes amazing.5 stars

  5. How awesome you had such a great crop of cherry tomatoes! This dish sounds wonderful and it’s so nice to use fresh veggies like that, whether you get them from the garden or farmer’s market.

  6. Yum this looks delicious. i would love to whip this up tomorrow for a party we are having! So good.

  7. I haven’t had pasta in any form in years but this salad looks so tempting. I would like to make it for my family5 stars

  8. I need to eat more Mediterranean style food to help having a more healthy diet. I like their dishes tend to have ingredients that are good for high cholesterol and blood pressure yet still taste good. Nice recipe!5 stars

  9. Wow! This looks really good and filling! Definitely a dish that I’d like to whip up one of these days for me and my husband! I appreciate that you also shared the Greek seasoning recipe!5 stars

  10. There’s just so much to love about this delicious pasta salad! It’s beautiful, refreshing, contains my favorite ingredients, and is super simple to make. Yum. Yum!5 stars

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