Greek Pasta Salad Recipe

Christina Lane | Dessert for Two Updated

Light and flavorful, this Greek Pasta Salad will have you going back to the side dish table over and over again. Serve it at your next...

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This creamy Greek pasta salad is a mash-up of many dishes:  pasta salad, Greek salad, and creamy Italian dressing.  The pasta salad is amazing, but the dressing is really what gets me excited.

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The dressing tastes like the creamy Italian dressing at Olive Garden, but it's better since you know exactly what is in it.  Plus, the kicker is that it's low calorie.  Yes, LOW calorie!  It only has 1 tablespoon of olive oil.  Healthy yogurt forms the majority of the creamy base.

I've taken to making triple batches of this dressing.  If we run out, we are lost.  We dip carrots and celery in it, and it has been part of our salad du jour for weeks on end.

If you make nothing else, make this dressing!

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I'm pretty sure it would be fabulous on Julia's Brussels Sprouts Salad Recipe too!

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Greek Pasta Salad Recipe

    2 Servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Rotini, dry
  • 1 cup Chopped Tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup Cucumber, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Roasted Red Peppers packed in oil
  • Olives, green or black, torn, to taste
  • 1/4 cup Feta Cheese, crumbled
Dressing:
  • 1 tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Oregano, dried
  • 1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/3 cup Plain Greek Yogurt

Directions

  1. Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan.  Once boiling, add the pasta and stir occasionally while cooking.
  2. Meanwhile, add the chopped tomatoes, cucumber, roasted red pepper and olives to a large serving bowl.  
  3. Make the dressing by whisking together the vinegar and olive oil.  Add the spices and stir to distribute.  Finally, add the Greek yogurt and whisk very well.
  4. Once the pasta is al dente, drain and rinse with cold water.  Add the cooked pasta to the bowl with the vegetables.  Finally, add the dressing and stir to coat.
  5. Sprinkle with feta and serve.
  6. Pasta salad may be chilled up to 24 hours before serving.

Notes

- You may use any pasta shape that you like.

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Author: Christina Lane
Recipe Yields: 2 servings
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 143
Calories 665

% Daily Value*
28%
Total Fat 18g
16%
  Saturated Fat 3g
67%
Sodium 1603mg
34%
Total Carbohydrate 101g
6%
  Dietary Fiber 5g
  Sugars 5g
45%
Protein 23g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Christina Lane

About Christina

Christina grew up in Texas, but now lives in Missouri.You may know her best for her Dessert for Two, but here on Food Fanatic, she’s famous for her fantastic Dinners for Two.