Greek pasta salad

This is a great side dish for the summer. It is easy to make, uses all sorts of summer veggies, doesn’t require a lot of cooking, and feeds a crowd. It also does not have a mayo based dressing making it a better choice for summer entertaining. Oh yes, it tastes great.

That helps. 🙂

If you don’t have a crowd to crowd to feed you might want to half the recipe. That being said, leftovers are never a bad thing in the summer. However, the pasta soaks up the dressing and if you are going to be enjoying this for more than a day or two I’d suggest doubling the dressing or adding more dressing after a couple of days. Your call.

You could add some grilled chicken or shrimp to this and call it dinner.


Greek Pasta Salad

An easy side dish perfect for summer entertaining.
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Salad, Side Dish
Servings 12


  • 16 oz short pasta (we used bow ties)
  • 3/4 English cucumber, diced
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup pitted, black olives
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, cubed in small pieces or crumbled
  • 1/3 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 cup bottled Greek salad dressing (vinaigrette style)


  • Cook the pasta al dente according to the package directions. Rinse under cold water.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Refrigerate at least two hours before serving.

1 comment

  1. Friday the 18th:
    I sincerely hope you have not had to evacuate the area because of wildfires….you just got there!
    Hope all is safe.

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