This Greek pasta salad is everything a pasta salad should be: light, flavorful, and full of ingredients you'll love! Perfect for a potluck, picnic, or party!

The BEST Easy Greek Pasta Salad Recipe!

Course: Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 main course servings
Author: Caroline Lindsey
This Greek pasta salad is everything a pasta salad should be: light, flavorful, and full of ingredients you'll love! Perfect for a potluck, picnic, or party!
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb bowtie pasta
  • 12 oz roasted red peppers cut into 1-inch strips (about 2 whole peppers)
  • 1 cup pitted kalamata olives 6 oz jar
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes halved lengthwise
  • 12 oz pepperoncinis sliced into rings, seeds removed (about 2/3 cup)
  • 1 cup feta cheese crumbles 2 tbsp reserved

For the Greek dressing

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp feta cheese crumbles
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the dressing. Combine ingredients from vinegar through feta cheese crumbles and mix thoroughly. I use my handheld milk frother for this but you can whisk it too. Then, while whisking, slowly drizzle in olive oil. Alternately, combine all dressing ingredients in a jar or bottle and shake to combine. 
  • Combine all pasta salad ingredients in a large bowl. Top with dressing and toss to thoroughly combine. 

Notes

If preparing this in advance, cut and add the grape tomatoes just before serving for optimal texture.
This would also be great with a can of quartered artichokes (in water, not marinated). I prefer Progresso brand because I find it to be the least fibrous/woody.
Add diced chicken for a heartier main dish pasta!