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Chopped Greek Pasta Salad
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Chopped Greek Pasta Salad

Chopped Greek Pasta Salad with tangy feta dressing comes together in just 30 minutes. Enjoy this make-ahead, healthy pasta salad for cookouts, potlucks, or easy weekday lunches. 
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine greek, Mediterranean
Diet Vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 350kcal

Equipment

  • Stock pot
  • Large Mixing Bowl

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dry pasta (~8 oz.) (Use a small shape, such as ditalini or cavatelli)
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 3/4 cup chopped marinated artichoke hearts
  • 1/2 English cucumber, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup sliced black olives
  • Optional herb garnish: fresh chopped basil, parsley, oregano, or dill.

Zesty Greek Feta Dressing

  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp. honey (sub agave)
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 3/4 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package instructions, until al dente. Drain, rinse under cold water, and transfer to a large bowl.
  • Prepare Zesty Greek Feta Dressing by combining all ingredients in a blender (I use a Ninja) and blending until homogenous. Alternatively, leave out the feta and whisk ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Add remaining pasta salad ingredients to the bowl with pasta and toss to combine. Add the dressing and toss to coat. Garnish with herb of choice, if desired.

Notes

MAKE-AHEAD/STORAGE: This salad can be made up to 3 days ahead, and it lasts 5 days total in the fridge. The salad, however, will slightly dry out in the fridge. To rehydrate the noodles, simply stir in extra olive oil prior to serving. Or, alternatively, make a double batch of the Greek dressing to add at a later time.
SERVING: This salad goes great with burgers, grilled chicken or fish, or sandwiches. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4.5g | Sodium: 560mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 4g