Spring Greek Pasta Salad Recipe
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Spring Greek Pasta Salad Recipe

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For a light meal, we toss rotini pasta with cucumber, zucchini and sweet peppers. Make it into a main dish by adding grilled chicken. —Christine Schenher, Exeter, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 4 cups veggie rotini or other spiral pasta (about 12 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh oregano or 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • SALAD:
  • 3 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 small cucumber, seeded and chopped
  • 1 small zucchini, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup sliced pitted Greek olives, optional
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup (calculated without olives): 142 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 219mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; rinse with cold water and drain well.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk oil, lemon juice, vinegar, water, garlic, salt and pepper until blended. Stir in oregano.
  3. In a large bowl, combine pasta, vegetables and, if desired, olives. Add vinaigrette and cheese; toss to combine. Refrigerate, covered, until serving. Yield: 16 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Spring Greek Pasta Salad in Taste of Home April/May 2015, p52

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HomeChefColleen User ID: 7305751 246837
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2016

"Lovely! Full of flavour and makes plenty for a crowd! Thank you for your recipe!"

NH-rescue User ID: 4255840 233715
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2015

"Great Greek taste. We didn't add in any kind of meat, so I would suggest adding the optional Greek olives if you are just doing the veggie version."

shannondobos User ID: 5115022 227979
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2015

"I thought this salad was great! I was out of oregano, so I substituted Greek Souvlaki seasoning, and it was great. You could tell there was extra lemon pepper and a hint of mint in the seasoning I used, but that really put the dressing over the top. Definitely a hit. I think if I made it again I'd purposely use a seasoning blend."

dmjran6 User ID: 8354374 227219
Reviewed May. 31, 2015

"While my family enjoyed this pasta salad, I would add slightly less vinegar next time, and try it with salami slices, as suggested by another reviewer."

Punkyjoe81 User ID: 3773046 224782
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2015

"Fantastic!! Whenever I want to make pasta salad, THIS is the recipe I will use. Delicious!"

momtomatt User ID: 1197551 224608
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2015

"Wow! This was the best pasta salad! I added pepperoni slices and I diced 1/2 red onion instead of slicing. My family does not like feta cheese, so I used bite size pieces of fresh mozzarella instead. This will be my "go to" salad this spring and summer!"

toolbarsco User ID: 6725667 223976
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2015

"We loved this salad! I added diced chicken, but I like lolohiser's suggestion to add salami--will try that next time. The vinaigrette was delightful."

lolohiser User ID: 5362556 223915
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2015

"Excellent with pepperoni or salami too. I might cut back on the red onion if it was just my husband and me, but high five on the olives. They were my favorite!!"

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