This delicious Greek pasta salad packs the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean with a variety of crisp vegetables, savory kalamata olives, and tangy feta cheese, all served with hearty rotini pasta and homemade dressing.
Bring the flavors of the Mediterranean to your table with this delicious Greek Pasta Salad. Filled with fresh veggies like English cucumbers and juicy cherry tomatoes, this dish is a refreshing addition to a warm day. Salty kalamata olives and tangy feta cheese contrast with crisp vegetables and chewy rotini pasta. But what ties it all together is the homemade dressing—a harmonious blend of extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, and red wine vinegar. More than just a side dish, this salad is a delicious meal. This is a culinary trip to the heart of Greece.
frequently asked questions
Absolutely! Feel free to substitute other pasta shapes for rotini, such as penne, fusilli or farfar.
You can use diced fresh mozzarella or shredded goat cheese as a substitute.
Yes, you can. Grilled chicken, grilled shrimp, or chickpeas are all great accompaniments.
If you have dietary restrictions, don’t worry!
- For a dairy-free or vegan version, Omit the feta cheese or substitute a dairy-free cheese.
- those following a low-sodium diet Added salt can be reduced, but consider adding herbs like dill or parsley to keep the flavors alive.
This versatile Greek pasta salad is perfect for any occasion, from weeknight dinners to backyard cookouts. It pairs well with grilled meat or fish, and you can end the meal with a simple dessert like fresh fruit or Greek yogurt with honey.
Remember, a cookbook is a guide, not a rulebook. Feel free to modify this recipe to suit your tastes and dietary needs. Enjoy the process and make this dish your own!
Freezer and Storage Instructions
This recipe is best enjoyed fresh and is not easy to freeze due to the fresh vegetables and feta cheese. Store any leftovers in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.