Greek Pasta Salad

  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 33 mins
  • Servings: 8
  • About This Recipe

    “This salad is easy to make and tastes fantastic. Great for family barbecues!”

    Ingredients

    BASE

  • 1package rotini pasta or 1packagefusilli
  • 1cansliced olive, , drained
  • 1canartichoke heart, drained & quartered( I prefer packed in water)
  • 1cupgarbanzo beans, drained
  • 1cucumber, peeled,halved & sliced
  • 1smallonion, chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 1cupcherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1packagefeta cheese, drained & crumbled
  • DRESSING

  • 4tablespoonsolive oil
  • 4tablespoonsred wine vinegar
  • 4tablespoonswater
  • 3tablespoonslemon juice
  • 4teaspoonsoregano
  • 4clovesgarlic, minced
  • salt & pepper
  • Directions

  • Boil pasta according to directions, drain.
  • In a small bowl prepare dressing and set aside.
  • In a large bowl mix pasta with prepared vegetables, toss and then add crumbled feta cheese.
  • Add the dressing and stir.
  • Best if allowed to refidgerate for an hour before serving.
  • Reviews

  • “Absolutly heavenly!I love the feta!”

  • “A very nice salad.I admit, I didn’t use alot of the veggies (my kids dont approve), but what we did use was really good.I think its better the next day so next time I will let it sit overnight to soak up some of that yummy goodness.thank you for sharing your recipe with us.”

  • “This is a good base, but it required a LOT of editing to make it flavorful.It was quite bland otherwise.”

  • “Had to change some since I was out of some of the items.
    Used 1/2 red and 1/2 yellow peppers, was out of artichokes so I omitted them, added 3 green onions, omitted gazpacho beans, I has some spicy marinated garlic so I used that and multi colored pasta”

  • “Great pasta salad.It has become an entertaiinment staple in our house.”

  • “I have made this Greek pasta salad many times, and I’m always asked for the recipe.This is by far the best Greek pasta I have ever had.LOVE IT!!!!!”

  • “Excellent salad that was easy.My substitutions…didn’t have olives, or green pepper.Cut up the artichokes fairly small.After getting the lemon juice, diced up the rest of the lemon, pulp and peel and added to the dressing.Shredded some leftover chicken from last night.Served mine over arugula, with a flat bread.Excellent.”

  • “I made this recipe for our Memorial Day picnic-everyone enjoyed it and I was asked to make it again for a graduation party next week! The only thing I changed was that I doubled the dressing ingredients (except for the garlic and oregano)-the mixture seemed a little dry when I followed the directions so i just doubled the liquid amounts-PERFECT!”

  • “My daughter made this for us for the Memorial Day Holiday…we loved it…this recipe is a definite keeper…thanks for submitting.”

  • “This did not work for me.It had very little flavor and was kind of dry.”

  • “I made this with multi-colored sprial pasta and I switched out half an orange pepper for the half a red pepper.Next time I will leave the garbanzo beans out but other than that it was enjoyed by all.”

  • “Very easy and tasty. I would probably leave out the garbanzos next time even though I usually like them -to let the feta shine through with the veggies. I also doubled the dressing and poured half on, saved the other half for tomorrow. Overall a great fast salad that would be perfect for picnics!”

  • “Took this to a baby shower today and it was a big hit.I did have to double the dressing after letting it rest overnight as the pasta soaked up the dressing and became too dry.But the flavors were great.Have already emailed it to other guests who loved it!!”

  • “I made this salad for a pot-luck baby shower and it was delicious!! The dressing was great, but I doubled it as another reviewer suggested. I’ll be making this salad again and again. Thanks for posting Carol!!”

  • “Something different and really delicious!We will share this one with family during our Sunday barbecues this summer!”

  • “DELICIOUS!!! This salad was so easy and so tasty! Thank you so much for posting. I’ll definitely be making this again.”

  • “Made this yesterday for family birthday party….all the women asked for the recipe! I used a bottled greek dressing from a local Greek restaurant and it was excellent!!!! You really should make it in the morning so it has all day to marinate.I also added another bottle of dressing before serving.I did make a box and a half of the pasta,so needed more dressing.Like all pasta,it’s even better on day 2 !!! A must try if you like these ingredients.Thanks for sharing Carol!!! Angie D. in Omaha,NE”

  • “This recipe was absolutley delicious. I served it at my Christmas Bunko party and everyone loved it.”

  • “This Greek pasta salad is fantastic!DH and I made the full amount for lunch and are looking forward to taking leftovers to work for lunch this week.Very fresh tasting and the dressing is delicious.I followed all directions as posted except that I used kalamata olives in place of black olives, to taste. I am already imagining all of the summer BBQs I will bring this salad to.This is definitely a keeper.Thanks for posting!”

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