Greek Pasta Salad Recipe

Patrick Mooney
Greek Pasta Salad Recipe

Pasta salad is welcome at every table and Greek salads are a flavorful alternative to the common salad, so when you combine the two into a Greek pasta salad recipe, you know you're in for a real treat.

How to Make Greek Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 1-pound package of orzo
  • 1 package of feta cheese, about half a pound
  • 2 cups of Kalamata olives
  • 1 cup of cooked garbanzo beans
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 small green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 small red pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Dressing (recipe below)

Directions

  1. Cook the orzo according to the package instructions.
  2. Once the orzo is al dente, rinse it cold water and place it in a bowl.
  3. Roughly chop the Kalamata olives. Remove any pits.
  4. Crumble the feta cheese.
  5. Mix the orzo, feta cheese, olives, garbonzo beans, cucumber, onion, peppers, and diced tomatoes together in the bowl.
  6. Set in your refrigerator while you mix the dressing.
  7. Toss the salad with the dressing and return to the refrigerator for an hour to chill.
  8. Garnish with the cherry tomatoes.
  9. You can add green onions or diced celery if you so desire.

Dressing for Greek Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup of red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of dried oregano
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix together the red wine vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, and oregano.
  2. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking the mixture.
  3. Taste for salt and pepper.
  4. Mix the dressing with the prepared Greek salad.
  5. Taste again for salt and pepper.

Enjoy

Greek pasta salad can add fabulous flavor to any meal and add an exotic flair to the same old dinner. Try this salad with your favorite lamb recipes or serve it with falafel for a fun vegetarian feast.

Greek Pasta Salad Recipe