Greek Pasta Salad with sun-dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, feta cheese, red onion, and pepperoncinis with a tangy Greek dressing is magical for any warm weather gathering. Put it on repeat for any BBQ, summer picnic, and hot summer days!

Wooden bowl of Greek pasta salad with a gold spoon, bowl of lemons and golden napkin

After making my Italian Pasta Salad on repeat last year, I figured I needed a new pasta salad obsession for this summer.

And do I daresay, this may just be the best pasta salad recipe I’ve made?

This Greek Pasta Salad recipe is just so addicting with all of its fresh Mediterranean flair and briny big bold flavors between the vibrant sun-dried tomatoes, creamy feta cheese, tangy olives, crunchy pepperoncinis and the perfect homemade dressing.

The perfect side dish for any occasion, this easy pasta salad recipe comes together so quickly, making it ideal for weeknight dinners or special events.

Plus, it saves well and tastes even better after it has sat for a day or two, which is brilliant for meal prepping.

AND if you’re feeling like a hot pasta for dinner, you can absolutely eat it hot!

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Let’s discuss the fresh and simple ingredients needed to make Greek Pasta Salad.

Ingredients for Greek Pasta Salad:

For the Pasta Salad: pasta noodles, sun-dried tomatoes, pepperoncinis, kalamata olives, red onion and feta cheese make up my favorite mix ins for Greek pasta salad.

You can also go with cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, black olives, spinach, red peppers, green bell pepper, fresh basil, artichoke hearts, kidney beans, fresh herbs, and crisp cucumbers depending on what you’re feeling.

I use gluten-free pasta (Jovial brown rice fusilli noodles is my go to) but any type of pasta noodle will work. Penne pasta and bowtie pasta noodles are lots of fun as well.

Omit the pepperoncinis if you prefer your food very mild as they do have a little kick to them.

Greek Salad Dressing Ingredients: olive oil (or avocado oil), cider vinegar (or fresh lemon juice or red wine vinegar), Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, and sea salt.

This combination of ingredients in the homemade Greek dressing yields a herby tangy dressing that is just packed with fresh Mediterranean flavor.

Let’s make this simple healthy delicious Greek pasta salad recipe for out easy summer dinners!

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How to Make Simple Greek Pasta Salad:

Cook the noodles according to the package directions in a large pot of salted water. I always cook them 1 to 2 minutes less than the package indicates for al dente pasta noodles. Strain the noodles into a colander then immediately rinse well with cold water.

While the noodles are cooking, stir together the ingredients for the Greek dressing and set aside until ready to use.

Greek salad dressing in a measuring cup.

Add the sun-dried tomatoes, pepperoncinis, kalamata olives, red onion and feta cheese to a large mixing bowl. Transfer the cooled cooked pasta noodles to the mixing bowl, then pour in the Greek salad dressing. Give everything a good toss, until everything is well-mixed.

stainless steel mixing bowl with finished pasta salad

Taste the pasta salad for flavor and add more sea salt and/or black pepper to taste.

Serve the Greek Pasta Salad as a crowd-pleasing side dish with your main entree, and enjoy!

Store any leftover pasta salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Pasta salad always tastes better the next day and the following days after making it. For this reason, if you have the time or forethought, try to prepare it one day before serving.

If you love pasta salad recipes, try my Creamy Chicken Pasta Salad or my Kale Pesto Pasta Salad for more delicious ideas!

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Also try these reader favorites for more summer eating inspiration.

More Summer Side Dishes:

One of my favorite things about this easy Greek Pasta Salad recipe is how simple it is to prepare. Just toss everything in a big bowl, give it a stir and your amazing healthy pasta salad is ready!

Enjoy!

Wooden bowl of Greek pasta salad with a gold spoon, bowl of lemons and golden napkin

Greek Pasta Salad

4.59 from 12 votes
A light, fresh and vibrant gluten-free pasta salad recipe with ALL the big bold flavors! Greek Pasta Salad is a delicious side dish to any meal!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings

Ingredients

Greek Salad Dressing:

  • ¼ cup olive oil or avocado oil
  • 2 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt to taste
  • ½ tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Cook the noodles according to the package directions in a large pot of salted water. For al dente noodles, cook them 1 to 2 minutes less than the package indicates. Strain the noodles into a colander then immediately rinse well with cold water.
    spiral noodles in a collander
  • While the noodles are cooking, stir together the ingredients for the Greek dressing and set aside until ready to use.
    Greek salad dressing in a measuring cup.
  • Add the sun-dried tomatoes, pepperoncinis, kalamata olives, red onion and feta cheese to a large mixing bowl. Transfer the cooled cooked pasta noodles to the mixing bowl, then pour in the Greek salad dressing. Give everything a good toss, until everything is well-mixed.
    stainless steel mixing bowl with finished pasta salad
  • Taste the pasta salad for flavor and add more sea salt and/or black pepper to taste.
  • Serve the Greek Pasta Salad as a crowd-pleasing side dish with your main entrée, and enjoy!
    horizontal photo of Greek Pasta Salad in a wood bowl

Notes

Store any leftover pasta salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1(of 8) · Calories: 319kcal · Carbohydrates: 40g · Protein: 8g · Fat: 20g · Fiber: 3g · Sugar: 4g
Author: Julia
Course: Salads
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: bbq, easy pasta salad recipe, gluten free pasta salad, Greek Pasta Salad, healthy salad recipes, Italian Pasta Salad, mayo-free pasta salad, picnic recipes, summer salad recipes
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Julia Mueller
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Julia Mueller

Julia Mueller is a recipe developer, cookbook author, and founder of The Roasted Root. She has authored three bestselling cookbooks, – Paleo Power Powers, Delicious Probiotic Drinks, and The Quintessential Kale Cookbook. Her recipes have been featured in several national publications such as BuzzFeed, Self, Tasty, Country Living, Brit.co, etc.

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